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Photo Contest Official Rules

#MyTeaSource Photo Contest | January 2016

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

The “Show Us How You TeaSource” is sponsored TeaSource, LLC. (“Sponsor”) This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. Employees of TeaSource, LLC., as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to win.

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD

The Sweepstakes begins at January 17, 2016 10:00am CST and ends at January 24, 2016, 11:59pm CST. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.  Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.

 

HOW TO ENTER

All entries must be submitted in digital format in one of three ways.

FACEBOOK ENTRY:

  1. Click the “Photo Contest ” tab on the Sponsor’s Facebook Page found at http://tstea.co/tea-photo
  2. Complete the entry form and upload your photo.

TWITTER ENTRY:

  1. Tweet a photo with the hashtag "#MyTeaSource"
  2. Profile settings must be for public viewing

INSTAGRAM ENTRY:

  1. Post a photo with the hashtag "#MyTeaSource"
  2. Profile settings must be for public viewing.

There is no limit on the number of Entries you may submit; however, each Entry must be substantially different from any other Entry you submit.

Entries must be uploaded in compliance with the Contest requirements. Entry entries that do not meet the specifications or otherwise do not comply with the Official Rules herein may be automatically disqualified. Any attempted form of entry other than as described herein is void. Administrator and or Sponsor will determine in its sole discretion what constitutes a valid entry.

 

WHAT TO ENTER
Show us, with a photo, how TeaSource is a part of your life: routines, relaxation, work, play, family, friends, fun, imagination, contemplation, or escape.

Submissions must not: (a) violate any third party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity; (b) contain defamatory statements; (c) include threats to any person, place, business, or group; or (d) be obscene or indecent. Any elements that appear in the submission, including, without limitation, images, text, or other materials used must be entirely original and created by the entrant, or be in the public domain. Use of any elements that are not original or in the public domain will result in disqualification of a submission, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a submission depicts any third party, that third party must be of the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence and you must have permission from that third party to grant the rights to the Sponsor described in the “Sponsor’s Rights to Entries” section below. By submitting an entry, you represent that (a) you are the creator of the submission, (b) you own all rights to the submission, (c) the submission does not infringe upon or violate the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party, (d) the submission has not previously been entered in any other contest, and (e) the submission has not been previously published in any medium.

The Administrator will not make available to the general public or to the Judges any entry that is obscene, pornographic, violent, offensive in any manner, or in any other way not suitable to be published (as determined solely by the Administrator). Entrants agree that the inability to publish an entry, or the obscenity, fraudulent nature or invalidity of the registration information (as determined by Sponsor or the Administrator, at their sole discretion) will render the corresponding entry void.

 

WINNER SELECTION

Public voting for the winning photos will take place through our Facebook page (http://tstea.co/tea-photo) between January 17 and January 24, 2016. The voting period opens January 17, 2016 at 10:00 am CST and ends January 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm CST.

During the voting period, anyone with a Facebook account can vote for a photo by pressing the “like” button on that photo in the official photo contest gallery.

Winners will be selected based on the highest number of “likes” or “votes”

The winners will be announced on January 25, 2016 on or about Noon CST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the email address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry form. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her email account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes.

 

PRIZES:
TeaSource will award the following prizes.

1st Prize (1):

  • one TeaSource Tea of the Month Club 12 month membership
  • one TeaSource tea shirt
  • Maximum value is $200.

2nd Prize (1):

  • one 16 ounce BeeHouse teapot
  • one TeaSource tea shirt
  • one$25 TeaSource gift card.
  • Maximum value is $80.

3rd prize (1):

  • one TeaSource tea shirt
  • one $25 TeaSource gift card
  • Maximum value is $45.

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

Potential winners will be notified via Facebook and/or email within fourteen days following the selection. If the notification is returned as undeliverable, or if no response is received with in the specified prize claim deadline, we may award the prize to the next highest winner. Limit one prize per person. If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the social media account used to enter the Contest. The Promotion Entities will not replace any lost or stolen prize items once in the Winner’s possession. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entrants.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable.

If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant TeaSource a royalty-free, nonexclusive right during the Photo Contest to:

  • Display the photograph on the Sponsor’s website (http://www.teasource.com/)
  • Display the photograph on the Photo Contest Facebook app
  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as a winner or an honorable mention, you grant TeaSource a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
  • Use the photograph in TeaSource’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services, annual report and Nature Conservancy magazine.
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  • Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in TeaSource’s photo library and accessible to TeaSource staff via the TeaSource internal online photo archive.  
  • TeaSource will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption "Person's Name" when the full name is available.

 

 

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS

Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

 

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

 

E-SUPPORTER

When you enter, you will automatically become an e-supporter of TeaSource, LLC. This includes special event invitations, digital messages and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.

 

PUBLICITY

By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law. The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook.

 

DISPUTES

You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Minnesota. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Minnesota.

 

SWEEPSTAKES SPONSORS

This sweepstakes is sponsored by:
TeaSource, LLC.
2616 N. Cleveland Ave
Roseville, MN 55113

 

QUESTIONS

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to office@teasource.com.