Got2b University Sweepstakes

Official Rules 2017

 


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

1.          Eligibility/Participation: The got2b University Research Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal U.S. residents currently residing in the fifty (50) United States or Washington, D.C., who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of their participation, and are recipients of a sample of got2b from Brand Connections, LLC. Employees, directors and officers of Brand Connections LLC (“Sponsor” or “Administrator”), and any of their respective affiliates, clients, subsidiary companies, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or those living in the same household (whether related or not), are not eligible to enter or win Void where prohibited, or otherwise restricted by law. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating in the Promotion, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the Promotion eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, to Sponsor's Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at www.bcsweeps.com and (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, whose decisions shall be final and binding in all respects.

 

2.          Promotion Period: The Promotion begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 16, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on October 31, 2017 or when the first 250 males and 250 females complete the survey, whichever occurs first (the “Promotion Period”).

 

3.          How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, entrants (“Entrants”) can visit https://www.research.net/r/got2b17 (the “Promotion Site”), complete the product survey regarding their experience with their got2b sample, and submit all required fields of the registration form (including whether they are male or female) in order to receive one (1) entry (hereinafter an “Entry”) into the Promotion. Surveys/Entries must be submitted by 11:59:59 PM ET on October 31, 2017 for the opportunity to win. Limit one (1) Entry per Entrant. Normal phone/Internet access and data/usage charges imposed by your internet/phone service may apply. If Entrant is one of the first two hundred fifty (250) males or two hundred fifty (250) females to submit their valid Entry into the Promotion, they will be eligible to receive the Prize (as described below), subject to verification. All Entries must be in compliance with these Official Rules.  Proof of submission of Entry does not constitute proof of delivery or Entry during the Promotion Period. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to enter using the same email address.  Any text included with the Entry must be in English. All Entries must be the sole, original work of the Entrants. Entries that contain content that, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, is not suitable or appropriate or is deemed lewd may be disqualified. Entry material that violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademark or copyright infringement), without permission will also be disqualified. Entrants and winners acknowledge and agree that their Entries become the property of the Sponsor, which thereby has the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote and otherwise use Entries (or excerpts of Entries) in any way it sees fit. Incomplete Entries, Entries by script, macro or other automated means, or Entries that do not fully comply with these Official Rules or which subvert the entry process, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will not be eligible. All Entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible. The computer clock of the Administrator is the official timekeeping device for this Promotion. Entries received from any person, regardless of email address used, in excess of the above stated limitation, will be void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

4.          Winner Determination/Odds/Prizes: On or about November 1, 2017, Administrator shall determine the first five hundred (500) Entrants who have submitted valid Entries [two hundred fifty (250) males and two hundred fifty (250) females] (herein referred to as “Prize Winners”). Odds of winning depend upon the time an Entrant enters, whether Entrant is male or female and the total number of eligible Entries received from males and females. Once confirmed as an official Prize Winner, as detailed below, each Prize Winner will receive one (1) $10 Sponsor-specified Gift Card.  The total value for all prizes is five thousand dollars ($5,000). Gift card is subject to restrictions and an expiration date may apply. Prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. Entrant may not request cash or a substitute prize; however the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

5.          Prize Winner Notification/Verification: The potential Prize winners must comply with these Official Rules as published in order to be confirmed as the official Prize Winners and accept the prize, as stated. On or about one (1) business day after the Prize Winner determination, Administrator will notify the potential Prize Winners via email to the email addresses provided at time of Entry. Upon notification or notification attempt, the potential Prize Winners will be required to respond to such notifications as provided, accept the prizes and provide their physical mailing addresses, for prize delivery purposes, within two (2) calendar days of such notification or notification attempt, or the prizes will be forfeited, and alternate potential Prize Winners will be selected and notified. Sponsor will attempt to contact the potential Prize Winners two (2) times during the two (2) calendar day period. If in any instance, notification attempt(s) for a potential Prize Winner fail for any reason, or if a potential Prize Winner is found to have not complied with these Official Rules or instructions upon notification, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential Prize Winner will be determined. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use the name, email, actual or simulated likeness, biographical information, city, state, opinions, and prize information of Prize Winner in connection with the Promotion and the marketing thereof (including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes), in perpetuity, throughout the universe, in all media, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Further, Prize Winners hereby indemnify the Released Parties from any claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) arising from breach of these Official Rules.

6.          Prize Conditions: In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes stated herein. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for a prize, in whole or in part, will be permitted, except at Sponsor's sole discretion due to prize unavailability for any reason, and only then for a prize of greater or equal value determined by Sponsor shall be allowed.

7.          Limitation of Liability: Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost, jumbled, incorrect, or inaccurate Entries, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion or by any human error. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or other services, providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error(s) in administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of the Prize Winners. If, for any reason, the Promotion 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 beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date due to all of the Prizes being confirmed, notice will be posted where Sponsor deems fit and the prizes will be awarded from among all eligible Entries received up until the time of termination, or in a manner that is fair and equitable as determined by Sponsor. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated Entry; (ii) to have tampered with the Entry process or the operation of this Promotion; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR APPLICATION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Participants agree that the Released Parties: (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and hereby release the Released Parties from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use a prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to a prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Released Parties shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties; or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZES TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS PROMOTION. In the event that a court, or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, shall hold any of the provisions of these Official Rules to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

8.          Governing Law/Venue: THE PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION.

9.          Sponsor and Administrator: The Sponsor of the Promotion is Brand Connections, LLC 1500 Broadway, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10036.