OFFICIAL RULES
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN.

HOW IT WORKS
A “Back to School” photo contest in which entrants submit looks featuring at least one American Apparel item. Winners are chosen based on style, creativity and overall appeal. Gift certificates valued at $300, $200 or $100 will be distributed to three winners.

ELIGIBILITY
Individual submissions will be accepted through social media platforms and via the American Apparel web site http://www.americanapparel.net/selfiecontest/. This promotion pertains to and is sponsored by American Apparel, Inc. (“American Apparel”).

HOW TO ENTER
To enter the American Apparel Back to School Selfie Contest, take a photo, incorporating at least one American Apparel item. Upload your photo to the social media platform of your choice with the hashtag #AABTS by September 1, 2014, 11:59PM PST. If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian and use their e-mail address when you submit your entry.
As stated above, if you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian and use their e-mail address when you submit your entry. See above.
Multiple entries are permitted, but each entry must be submitted separately.
All materials submitted to the American Apparel Back to School Selfie Contest shall become the sole property of American Apparel. Your submission to this contest means that you agree with these rules and that American Apparel may do what it wants with the images you submit, in its sole discretion, at any time. By entering into this contest, you grant any and all rights to the image you submit and any and all intellectual property therein to American Apparel. American Apparel is not responsible for incomplete or varying information reported by an individual among multiple entries. Verification of submissions and final selection of winners is at the sole discretion of American Apparel. All judges’ decisions are final; however, American Apparel reserves the right to make any changes whatsoever with respect to this contest at any time whatsoever, at its sole discretion. Photos and/or content that is considered hateful, rude, inappropriate, offensive, slanderous or disgusting by American Apparel only, in its sole discretion will not be accepted. American Apparel may and will disqualify any participant from the contest at its sole discretion.

PHOTO QUALITY
Photos must be in a JPEG format and can be no larger than 5MB. A resolution of 612 pixels wide by 612 pixels high is considered ideal.

JUDGING
Regardless of any online judging done by the general public, ALL final decisions are in American Apparel’s sole discretion.

WINNERS AND PRIZES
Winners will be selected on September 1, 2014 by 11:59 pm PT. The proposed winners will be notified via e-mail within twenty-four (24) hours of the close of the final judging period and will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within five (5) days of the date of notification; otherwise, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected based on the next-highest score. For winners under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign and return the affidavit/release within the prescribed five (5) day period.
The names and photos of the three (3) winning submissions will be announced on September 10, 2014 on the American Apparel web site (http://americanapparel.net). The first place winner will receive a $300 American Apparel Gift Certificate. The second place winner will receive a $200 American Apparel Gift Certificate. The third place winner will receive a $100 American Apparel Gift Certificate. Gift certificate prize values vary per region, where applicable.

PRIVACY POLICY
Information collected under this contest promotion is subject to the American Apparel privacy policy located at: http://www.americanapparel.net/contact/privacy.html
Questions and concerns may be directed to amandalopez@americanapparel.net.
Thank you for participating in the American Apparel Back to School Selfie Contest.

DISCLAIMER
By entering the American Apparel Back to School Selfie Contest, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the American Apparel Privacy Policy and any and all terms and conditions as set forth by the company. In addition, participants agree to adhere by the following:
Participants over the age of 18 and the parents or legal guardians of participating individuals and primary contacts for participants under 18 agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless American Apparel, its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates wherever situated against any and all claims, losses, penalties, causes of action, damages, liability, costs, expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) or claims caused by or resulting indirectly from your participation in the contest, without limitation or exception, including your violation of any third-party’s rights including, without limitation, infringement of any copyright trademark, service mark, trade secrets, right of privacy or publicity or any other third party right).
Entry into the American Apparel Back to School Selfie Contest constitutes complete permission to American Apparel, to use, edit or modify all submissions (including names, pictures, and likenesses) for any and all of America Apparel’s purposes in its sole discretion. Such purpose may include but is not limited to advertising and trade (including but not limited to display on the American Apparel web sites or in American Apparel retail stores) in any manner or medium whatsoever or not at all, without further compensation, notification or approval, unless prohibited by law. If there are discrepancies between any disclosures or other materials made or provided by American Apparel and others and these rules, then any rules chosen at American Apparel’s sole discretion shall prevail and control. American Apparel is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the promotion or in the announcement of winners.
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, AMERICAN APPAREL MAY DISQUALIFY THE PARTICIPANT AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. AMERICAN APPAREL WILL REPORT ANY ABUSE OR FRAUD TO THE AUTHORITIES AND WILL PROSECUTE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
American Apparel will not return any submitted images to the contestant. American Apparel is not responsible for lost, late, faulty, incorrect or damaged transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind (whether human or electronic), technical hardware or software malfunctions or failures of any kind, including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or receiving, viewing or using any materials in connection with the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, inability to access the website or any failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the promotion. American Apparel reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the program; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the program as determined by American Apparel, in its sole discretion. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted online and winners determined from submissions received prior to termination. In the event a dispute arises regarding a specific individual entitled to receive prize, an entry made by Internet will be declared made by the “authorized e-mail account holder.” “Authorized e-mail account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Participant may be requested to provide American Apparel with proof that the participant is the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail address associated with the account/submission. Any damage to the American Apparel Online Store web site will be the responsibility of the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Proof of submitting entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by American Apparel. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like methods of participation will void all such submissions by such methods. American Apparel reserve the right to prohibit the participation of an individual or group if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the participant fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.
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American Apparel, Inc. is the official sponsor of the Contest.
For inquiries, please write to: American Apparel, Inc., c/o Web Contests, 747 Warehouse St., Los Angeles, CA 90021.
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