e-mise PROMOTION 2020



 PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:  The e-Mise Promotion  2020 (the “Sweepstakes”) is a Sweepstakes that begins on 8/1/20 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on 1/11/21 at 11:59:59 PM (ET) (the “Promotion Period”).

Throughout the Promotion Period, eligible entrants will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win Promotion prizes by attending and/or interacting with elements of the e-Mise 2020 Conference. There are several ways to earn an entry: 1) One entry earned for each of the four (4) Roundtable Discussions attended. Roundtables will occur on September 14, 2020, October 12, 2020, November 16, 2020 and January 11, 2021. Preregistration is required. Chefs can register at www.miseconference.com.  2) Visit www.miseconference.com after September 15, 2020 and visit the Online Hotel Content Portal (available as a tab on the homepage). Chefs can earn 1 entry for each time they visit this Portal, limited to 5 entries total. 3) Sign up to receive an Interactive Sampling Kit (while supplies last). There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner, three (3) Second Prize winners and (5) Third Prize winners in the Sweepstakes that will be randomly selected at the conclusion of the Promotion Period.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Mise Conference (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

2.     ELIGIBILITY:  Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia and are eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry and either employed as a Hotel Chef or otherwise accepted as a Conference “Attendee” through the online registration process.  Employees of Mise Conference, its parent company, their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, promotion and other agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate.  Sponsors of Mise Conference are not eligible to participate. Conference Partners are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Direct any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes to Sponsor.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any entry that is lost, intercepted or not received by the Sponsor.  

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: (1) Grand Prize winner, three (3) Second Prize winners and (5) Third Prize winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period on or about 2/15/21 by Sponsor or its designee, whose decisions are final.  Potential winner will be notified via email within seventy two (72) hours of the random drawing with instructions on how to verify eligibility and claim the prize using contact information provided or collected at the time of entry.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason.  If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within two (2) business days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to three (3) potential winners in accordance with the above procedure, after which the prize may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed.  If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  Potential prize winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”).  If winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within ten (10) days after prize notification (or a shorter time if required by exigencies), winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally warrants that his/her Submission complies with and abides by the submission requirements as provided in the Official Rules.  Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Promotion Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.  

GRANT OF RIGHTS: Each entrant into the Sweepstakes hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor, its designees, affiliates, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display the Submission and/or in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to all forms of electronic media, print media and all forms of internet and wireless protocol in perpetuity and throughout the universe for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes and other promotions.  Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Submission for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein.

PUBLICITY RELEASE:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant or winner of the Sweepstakes, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, likeness, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes, without further compensation, notification, or permission in perpetuity and hereby releases the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.  

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARV)/ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize is available.  Grand Prize winner will receive a RATIONAL Combi-Oven worth approximately $20,000 to be delivered to the commercial establishment of their choice. Exact design is To Be Determined by RATIONAL and will not be valued for less than $20,000. Three (3) Second Prizes are available.  Second Prize winners will receive free hotel accommodation for three (3) nights in association with the 2021 Mise Conference. Should the 2021 Mise Conference not activate with an in person event, the winners will receive $300. Prize is nontransferable and cash substitute is only available should the 2021 live conference not happen. Five (5) Third Prizes are available.  Third Prize winners will receive the book “The Hot Sauce Principle” by Mise Speaker/Author Brandon Smith. Total ARV of all prizes $21,000.  Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.  Limit one (1) prize per person.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.  All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.  Limit one (1) prize per person in the Sweepstakes.  Grand Prize winner will receive a 1099 tax form for the approximate retail value of the prize.

GENERAL: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that the Promotion Entities (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (ii) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.  The Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer system which is occasioned by participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, social media platforms or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in the offering or announcement of the prize or in any prize notification documents, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.  If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, suspend or extend the Sweepstakes and, in the event of any termination or cancellation, select the winner from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the termination or cancellation provide a sufficient number of eligible Submissions have been received.  Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person in connection with the Sweepstakes, is in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the applicable individual and seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  If any provisions of these Official Rules are determined to be invalid or unenforceable, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.

WINNER’S LIST:   For names of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 3/15/21 to: e-Mise Promotion  2020, Attn: Winner’s List, 2236 Sage Mountain Court, Marietta, GA 30064. Winner’s list to be available after 2/15/21.

SPONSOR: Mise Conference, 2236 Sage Mountain Court, Marietta, GA 30064.