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The REAL Awards presented by Save the Children - Official Rules and Regulations

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General

The REAL Awards presented by Save the Children (the “Awards”) will recognize health care providers in the United States and around the world. All participants, including nominees, agree to be bound by these Official Rules as set out below. By participating in the Awards, participants accept and agree to be bound by the Official Rules and accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding in all respects.

The Awards are void where prohibited or restricted by law. Anyone participating in the Awards or claiming an Award in violation of these rules will be disqualified.

Sponsor: Save the Children Federation, Inc., 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Administrator: Rice McVaney Communications, 14 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043.

The Awards are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. All communication with respect to the Awards, including requests to be removed from future mailings, should be directed to the Administrator at the foregoing address, ATTN: Save the Children REAL Awards.

The Awards shall have three (3) phases – the Nominating/interviewing Phase, the Voting Phase, and the section committee review.

Phase

Begins

Ends

Nominating and interview (US and global nominees)

September 23, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. PST

October 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Voting (US nominees only)

October 26, 2013 12:00 a.m. PST

December 20, 2013 11:59 p.m. PST

Selection committee review (US and global nominees)

December 21, 2013

January 9, 2014

Awardees will be notified on or after January 10, 2014, after 12:00 p.m. PST.

Awardees will be publically announced on or after January 11, 2014.

Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Awards.

How to Nominate a Health Care Provider from The U.S.

During the Nominating Phase, individuals may nominate a United States based health care provider or professional (“U.S. Nominee”) by visiting www.theREALawards.com (follow the link to the nomination form) to complete the nomination form. All requested information in the nomination form must be provided, including the U.S. Nominee’s name, address, phone number and e-mail (if available). A brief statement about why the Nominee should win the selected award must also be provided. Once a nomination form is submitted, Administrator will contact the U.S. Nominee to confirm the nomination and, if the U.S. Nominee is eligible, will obtain additional background from the U.S. Nominee. Only U.S. Nominees that meet all eligibility requirements (described below) shall be eligible for the Awards (“Eligible U.S. Nominee”). In the event the Administrator is unable to contact a U.S. Nominee despite reasonable efforts to do so, as determined in the Administrator’s sole discretion, the U.S. Nominee may be disqualified.

You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older with a valid e-mail address to nominate a U.S. Nominee. Limit one (1) nomination during the Nominating Phase per person. Nominations received from any person or e-mail address in excess of the stated limit will be void.

A U.S. Nominee must meet the following criteria to be eligible to be nominated or receive an award:

be employed in the health care field in the United States;

have no felony record;

be at least eighteen (18) years of age; and

be a legal resident of the United States.

Once a U.S. Nominee has been verified by the Administrator, the U.S. Nominee will be included on the list of U.S. Nominees at www.theREALawards.com.

How to Nominate a Health Care Provider from outside of the U.S.

During the Nominating Phase, individuals may nominate a non-United States based health care provider or professional (“Global Nominee”) by visiting www.theREALawards.com (follow the link to the nomination form) to download the global specific nomination form. All requested information in the nomination form must be provided, including the Global Nominee’s name, address, phone number and e-mail (if available). A brief statement about why the Global Nominee should win the selected award must also be provided. Once a nomination form is submitted, the Global Nominee is automatically entered into the Nominating Phase. Only Global Nominees that meet all eligibility requirements (described below) shall be eligible for the Awards (“Eligible Global Nominee”). In the event the Administrator is unable to verify a Global Nominee the Global Nominee will be disqualified.

Limit one (1) nomination during the Nominating Phase per person. Nominations received from any person or e-mail address in excess of the stated limit will be void.

A Global Nominee must meet the following criteria to be eligible to be nominated or receive an award:

be a member of the health care community (outside of the United States [and its territories?];

have no criminal record;

live outside of the United States.

Once a Global Nominee has been verified by the Administrator, the Global Nominee will be included on the list of Nominees that the board will review for a 2013 Honoree.

U.S. Awardees Selection

U.S. Awardees will be selected after the Voting and Committee Review Phases are complete. Information on all U.S. Nominees will be posted at www.theREALawards.com. During the Voting Phase, individuals may access this website to vote for their favorite U.S. Nominee.

Limit one (1) vote per person per day during the Voting Phase. Any person submitting more than one vote per day, as determined in the Administrator’s sole discretion, may be disqualified from voting.

Odds of winning will depend on the total number of Eligible U.S. Nominees received, the caliber of the Eligible U.S. Nominees, compliance with the above-noted Selection Committee Criteria, and the weighted factors for selecting U.S. Awardees noted below, which factors include the number of votes cast during the Voting Phase. In the event of any dispute, the decision of the Sponsor shall be final.

U.S. Awardee(s) will be selected in some or all of the following categories (the “Categories”): Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Doctor, Hospice Worker, Midwife, Physician’s Assistant, Community Health Worker, Pharmacist, Public Health Officer and General Health or Other.

Each Nominee selected, will be selected as an U.S. Awardee, subject to notification and verification, based on the following weighted factors. Each factor used in determining the U.S. Awardees is individually weighted as indicated.

Voting (40%) – The number of votes received by the U.S. Nominee during the Voting Phase.

Nomination Submission (30%) – Factors to be considered include volunteer work, community relationship/involvement, lives impacted, level of patient care, working conditions/circumstances. Each factor will be weighted equally.

Interview (30%) – Eligible U.S. Nominees will be asked questions relating to their experiences within their field of health care, their relationships with their community and patients, and their understanding of the purpose and objectives of The REAL Awards. Eligible U.S. Nominees will be judged on the relevance and substance of the responses the Eligible U.S. Nominee provides to the questions posed.

U.S. Nominees will be assessed and judged on the above weighted factors and given a score (a “Judging Score”) by the Judges. The U.S. Nominee in each Category with the highest Judging Score will be selected as an U.S. Awardee, subject to notification and verification. In the event of a tie, the U.S. Nominee who received the highest score for the Interview, as determined by the Judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the U.S. Awardee.

U.S. Nominees may be disqualified if automatic voting software is used in their favor or if Administrator determines, in its sole discretion, that said U.S. Nominee tampered with the voting process or participated in, induced, or caused in any way any false, fraudulent, or improper voting, including, without limitation, participating in a voting trust, voting agreement, and/or offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate U.S. Awardee should the voting appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way.

Global Awardees Selection

Global Awardees will be selected during the Committee Review phase. There is NO voting

Odds of winning will depend on the total number of Eligible Global Nominees received, the caliber of the Eligible Global Nominees, compliance with the above-noted Selection Committee Criteria, and the factors for selecting Global Awardees.

Global Awardee(s) will be selected in each of the following categories (the “Categories”): Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Doctor, Hospice Worker, Midwife, Physician’s Assistant, Community Health Worker, Pharmacist, Public Health Officer and General Health or Other..

Each nominee selected, will be selected as a Global Awardee, subject to notification and verification, based on the following weighted factors. Each factor used in determining the Global Awardees is individually weighted as indicated.

Nomination Submission and Recommendation (100%) – Factors to be considered include volunteer work, community relationship/involvement, lives impacted, level of patient care, working conditions/circumstances. Each factor will be weighted equally.

Global Nominees will be assessed and judged on the above weighted factors and given a score (a “Judging Score”) by the Judges. The Global Nominee in each Category with the highest Judging Score will be selected as a Global Awardee, subject to notification and verification.

U.S. Awardee Notification

The Administrator will notify each U.S. Awardee after the Selection Committee Phase. In the event the Administrator is unable to contact an U.S. Awardee despite reasonable efforts to do so, as determined in the Administrator’s sole discretion, the U.S. Awardee may be disqualified.

The U.S. Awardee e-mail notification will include a link that contains a copy of a Release and Eligibility Agreement (the “Claim Form”), and other information required to claim an award. All completed Claim Forms must be received by the Administrator by January 18, 2013(“Submission Deadline”). All completed Claim Forms become the property of the Sponsor. All Claim Forms will be verified by the Administrator. In order to claim an award, each U.S. Awardee must complete the Claim Form, which includes representations of eligibility, compliance and releases of liability, and a publicity release. Among other things, the submission of the Claim Form confirms compliance with these rules, acceptance of the award as awarded and release of certain parties from any losses, liabilities, damages or claims arising from or related to the award and the Awards. If an U.S. Awardee fails to submit the Claim Form with all information required by the Submission Deadline, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the U.S. Awardee, and the Sponsor and the Administrator shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

Each U.S. Awardee must prove he or she is a qualified awardee by presenting identification acceptable to the Administrator (e.g., state driver’s license; state issued identification card; valid passport with address verification; or birth certificate with social security card and photo identification and address verification). If an U.S. Awardee cannot prove he or she is the qualified U.S. Awardee, the award will not be awarded. If an U.S. Awardee declines the award, another U.S. Awardee may be selected from the Nominees.

Global Awardee Notification

The Administrator or a representative of Save the Children will notify each Global Awardee after the Selection Committee Phase. In the event the Administrator is unable to contact a Global Awardee despite reasonable efforts to do so, as determined in the Administrator’s sole discretion, the Global Awardee may be disqualified. The Administrator will then select another Global Awardee based on the original criteria.

Award/Value of Award (U.S. Awardees ONLY)

Each U.S. Awardee will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a Save the Children event for Advocacy Summit (the “Trip”) that includes:

round-trip coach air transportation for U.S. Awardee and one (1) guest/guardian from the major airport closest to the U.S. Awardee’s home -- if the U.S. Awardee lives within 100 miles of Washington, DC, the air transportation portion of the Trip will not be awarded and ground transportation will be substituted; and

one-night double occupancy hotel accommodations in Washington, DC.

All meals, gratuities, and other expenses associated with the Trip and not specifically mentioned in these rules are the U.S. Awardee’s sole responsibility. The Trip’s maximum retail value is $2,500 (per awardee).

The total approximate retail value of all U.S.-based awards combined, as listed above, is $20,000. Awards are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Administrator or the Sponsor. U.S. Awardees may not substitute, assign or transfer award or redeem award for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute an award (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. U.S. Awardees are responsible for all applicable federal, state, local and other tax liabilities, including but not limited to, sales and use taxes, excise taxes, income and withholding taxes, customs duties, fees and like amounts in connection with an award. The Sponsor and the Administrator is not responsible for any such taxes or expenses. A Form 1099 may be submitted to all appropriate taxing authorities.

Awardees List

For the names of the Awardees, you may send a self-addressed, stamped envelope before March 1, 2014, to the Administrator, ATTN: Save the Children/REAL Awards, 14 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043.

Release; Consent to Use Likeness, Voice and Address

By accepting a nomination or accepting an award, each Nominee and Awardee agrees: (a) to abide by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects; (b) to release and hold harmless Facebook, the Sponsor, the Administrator, subsidiaries and affiliates of the Sponsor and the Administrator, and the franchisees and affiliated merchants of each of the foregoing, all award suppliers, all agents or representatives of the foregoing, including without limitation their advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, liability, loss or damage whatsoever arising with respect to the Awards or the awarding, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any award and further acknowledges that none of the foregoing persons have made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee a particular purpose thereof. Awards may carry their own product warranty, for which the Released Parties have no responsibility of liability; and (c) to consent to the use of his or her name, image, voice, likeness, city and state of residence and/or photographs without compensation in any publicity or advertising carried out in any medium worldwide by the Sponsor and/or its advertising or promotional agencies without limitation or further notification, and without providing compensation or intellectual property rights to the Nominee or Awardee, except where prohibited.

General Conditions

Nominations that are incomplete, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, counterfeited or irregular in any way, are automatically void. The Released Parties are not responsible for the following: (a) lost, late, delayed, illegible, inaudible, stolen, damaged, altered, destroyed, mutilated, misdirected, illegal, incomplete or postage due rule requests, nominations, votes or award claims; (b) 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 typographical, mechanical, telephonic, electronic or network relating to or in connection with the Awards, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Awards, the processing of nominations, or votes, the announcement of the awards, or in any Awards-related materials; or any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Awards.

The Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person suspected of tampering with the entry process, the operation of the website or otherwise violating these rules.

Nominees and Awardees may also be disqualified if Sponsor learns that the Nominee or Awardee disparages the Sponsor during or after the Awards. Participants, including but not limited to Nominees and Awardees, should be aware that Sponsor retains the right to take legal action against participants, including but not limited to Nominees and Awardees, who commit libel or slander against Sponsor during or after the Awards.

The Sponsor fully reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, terminate or modify the Awards if the Awards are not capable of being completed as planned, including infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Awards.

The Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in the Awards materials or these Official Rules. If, due to a production or printing error or other unforeseen error, there are more Awardees than awards, the Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining awards to the Nominee with the next highest Judging Score. No more than the number of awards listed herein will be awarded.

No correspondence will be entered into except with Awardees.

By participating in the Awards and voluntarily providing your personal information as described in these Official Rules, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information by the Sponsor and its representatives, promotional agencies and marketing organization for the purpose of administering the Awards, including without limitation contacting participants and Nominees with respect to the Awards and disclosing the list of Awardees. Your personal information may be used for future promotions and marketing of the Sponsor, its affiliates, representatives, and promotional agencies but will not be used for any other purpose nor will it otherwise be disclosed to third parties, unless otherwise required by law. If you would like to be excluded from all lists used by the Sponsor for any future promotions and marketing by the Sponsor, you may send a letter requesting that you be removed from such lists to the Sponsor at 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880, ATTN: Save the Children Health Care Awards.

The Awards and the terms and conditions contained in these Official Rules shall be exclusively governed and constructed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut and the federal laws of the United States of America applicable therein. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Awards or any award shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively Any dispute arising hereunder shall be adjudicated solely in the applicable court in Fairfield County, Westport, Connecticut.

The Awards are subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

If any one or more provisions of these rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these rules.

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