CARMEX “Straight From Your Lips” SWEEPSTAKES

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OFFICIAL RULES

 

THE CARMEX “Straight From Your Lips” SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Carma Laboratories Inc. (“Sponsor”), NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE. VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”) AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

The Sweepstakes is comprised of six (6) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”) from which random drawings will be conducted to select entrants who, subject to compliance with these Official Rules, will be deemed a prize winners. The chart below sets forth the dates of the random drawings and the entry periods for each drawing.

Entry Period/ Drawing #

Drawing Date (at approx. 3 p.m. ET)

Beginning of Entry Period (all begin at 12:00:00 a.m. ET)

End of Entry Period (all end at 11:59:59 p.m. ET)

1

9/15/15

9/1/15

9/7/15

2

9/22/15

9/8/15

9/14/15

3

9/29/15

9/15/15

9/21/15

4

10/6/15

9/22/15

9/28/15

5

10/14/15

9/29/15

10/5/15

6

10/21/15

10/6/15

10/13/15

 

1. HOW TO ENTER: Eligible entrants who register at www.mycarmex.com/straight-from-your-lips (the “Sweepstakes Site”) and complete a product review during an Entry Period and opt in to enter the Sweepstakes will be entered in the Sweepstakes for the drawing corresponding to that Entry Period. All reviews must be accurate and based on the actual experiences and opinions of the reviewer. The review must be authored by the reviewer and is further subject to Sponsor’s generally applicable policies regarding reviews. Sponsor reserves the right to post, or remove, or edit any submitted review in accordance with Sponsor’s policies regarding ratings and reviews. Whether a review is favorable will not impact eligibility. An entrant may review a particular product only one time. Alternate Means of Entry: Registration and providing a product review is not required to enter the Sweepstakes. Entry in the Sweepstakes can be made by eligible entrants by printing your name, address, day-time telephone number and e-mail address and “Carma Straight From Your Lips” Sweepstakes” on a 3 x 5 card and mailing it to: “Carmex Customer Service Team” at the Sweepstakes Address during an Entry Period. Limit one entry per postage paid outer mailer. Entries sent by mail must be postmarked during an Entry Period and received within one week thereafter to be considered for the corresponding drawing. Participation in any part of the Sweepstakes constitutes a participant’s agreement to be bound by these Official Rules.

Entries will only be included in the drawing designated in the above chart for the corresponding Entry Period when they are entered. Entries at the Sweepstakes Site will be deemed to have been made on the date of submission of a review (all times are Eastern Time (“ET”)). Mail in entries will be deemed to have been made on the postmark date set forth on the envelope. Eligible entrants may only enter one (1) time per Entry Period regardless of method of entry.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, inaccurate, undelivered, postage-due, delayed, mutilated, or misdirected entries, correspondence, requests, claims or other errors or problems in connection with or relating to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is also not responsible for electronic hardware or software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, and any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted, including computer viruses, bugs, tampering unauthorized intervention or technical or other failures of any sort. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as contemplated in the Official Rules, including if due to tampering or technical failures which compromise the administration or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate or modify the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry procedure or the Sweepstakes or violates these Official Rules.

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry (19 or older if a resident of Alabama or Nebraska). Employees of Sponsor, its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, agents, assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes, and members of the immediate families (spouse, biological, adoptive or step-parents, children, and siblings and each of their spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Non-eligibility or non-compliance with any of these Official Rules will result in disqualification. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By participating in any aspect of this Sweepstakes, including entering, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

3. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ENTRIES: Entries via automated programs, bots or third party services are prohibited, and any entrant who enters or attempts to enter using such methods/services will be disqualified. Sponsor and its designees reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry procedure or violates these Official Rules. Entries by the same person in excess of the limit stated above will be void and may result in disqualification of the person responsible for the excess entries. All entries become property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Proof of submission of an entry does not constitute proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the individual person whose name is submitted with the entry (and who the entrant represents is the sole author of the review if a review is submitted). All incomplete or non-conforming entries will be disqualified.

4. RANDOM DRAWINGS; ODDS OF WINNING: In accordance with the schedule set forth in the chart in Section 1, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all apparently eligible entries for each designated Entry Period. The first five drawings for each Entry Period will each select one (1) Entrant who will be a Runner-Up Winner, subject to verification and compliance with the Official Rules. The sixth drawing for each Entry Period will select one (1) Entrant who will be the Grand Prize Winner, subject to verification and compliance with the Official Rules. The Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up Winners will receive the respective prize(s) described in Rule 4, below (subject to verification of eligibility and the timely execution of any Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and/or Publicity Release as required by Sponsor). The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for each Entry Period.

5. PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): Six (6) total Grand Prizes will be awarded in the Sweepstakes, one (1) corresponding to each Entry Period. Each Grand Prize is a one hundred dollar ($100) gift card to a major national retailer. Grand Prize ARV is $100. Thirty (30) total Runner-Up Prizes will be awarded in the Sweepstakes, five (5) corresponding to each Entry Period. Each Runner Up Prize will contain a Carmex branded tote bag, blanket, hat and various Carmex lip balm products. Runner Up Prize ARV is $40 per prize. Prize may not be transferred, assigned, redeemed for cash or substituted, except as provided herein or at Sponsor’s discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the stated prize becomes unavailable. All prizes will be awarded provided they are claimed properly in accordance with these Official Rules. Any difference between the actual value of a prize and the stated ARV will not be awarded in any form. The prizes consist only of the item(s) described above. Potential prize winners must meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules to qualify for a prize. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local income taxes on prizes. Limit one prize per entrant per Entry Period.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner will be notified by email, telephone, or mail (at Sponsor’s election) using the information provided at the time of entry within approximately 7 days following the drawing, and will be required to respond to Sponsor or with a confirmation of his/her postal address for purposes of prize shipment. Each potential winner must respond to Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s directions within 7 days of Sponsor’s attempted notification, or else may forfeit the opportunity to receive a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to entrants’ mailing addresses, email addresses and/or telephone numbers after the date on which they enter the Sweepstakes. If any of the following should occur: (a) a potential winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s notification in a timely manner; (b) a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable; (c) the Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that a potential winner is ineligible to receive a prize; or (d) a potential winner is unable or unwilling to accept a prize, then the applicable winner will be disqualified and his/her prize will be forfeited. If a prize is forfeited for any reason, the Sponsor may award the prize to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among the remaining entries for the corresponding Entry Period. As a condition of being awarded a prize, Sponsor may require any winner to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release, or to otherwise provide proof of eligibility in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate, within a specified time period. Failure to comply will result in prize forfeiture. Prizes will be shipped to the winners within 6 weeks after determination of the applicable winner, subject to such winner’s compliance with these Official Rules.

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) electronic or digital transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, or misdirected; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures, destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iii) failed or unavailable hardware or software, or damage to any person’s computer; (iv) causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that jeopardize or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes; (v) any entry made in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules; (vi) incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (vii) any typographical or other error in any printing or advertising relating to the Sweepstakes, in the administration or execution of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of prizes/prize winners; or (viii) cheating or fraud by any participant. If for any reason this Sweepstakes cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or if this Sweepstakes is compromised or becomes corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate this Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the end of the stated Entry Period or Sweepstakes period, then Sponsor will select the winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of termination. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY CORRUPT OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants hereby waive, release and agree to hold harmless, Sponsor and their respective subsidiary and affiliated companies, media partners, printers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the officers, employees, directors and agents of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and/or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize (if applicable), or their participation in this Sweepstakes. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9. CONSENT TO PUBLICITY/USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use or publish winner’s name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, voice and/or statements made by winner regarding the Sweepstakes, and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all forms of media worldwide now known or hereafter devised (including but not limited to social media) without limitation and without further compensation, notice or approval, unless prohibited by law. By entering, entrants agree to Sponsor’s use of their personal information as described in Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at https://www.mycarmex.com/privacy-policy/ Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policy for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor. If you are selected as a winner, your information may also be included in a publicly available winner’s list.

10. DISPUTES/VENUE/GOVERNING LAW: By participating, entrants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded (if applicable) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) to the extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives, all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of any participant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of Wisconsin without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state's laws. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, announcements or notifications and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

11. WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners (a complete list is available after October 31, 2015), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope postmarked by January 31, 2016 to: Carma Laboratories, Inc., 5801 West Airways Avenue, Franklin, Wisconsin 53132.

SPONSOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored solely by Carma Laboratories, Inc., 5801 West Airways Avenue, Franklin, Wisconsin 53132.