Official Rules and Conditions
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATIONS
Cengage Learning, Inc. (“Cengage” or “Sponsor”) is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Cengage’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. The purpose of this MILADY MUGS FOR EDUCATORS (the “Contest”) is for educators, administrators, and beauty school owners who use Cengage’s Milady curriculum to take additional steps to “always pursue knowledge” by directly connecting to the Milady mission of driving career success by inspiring pursuit of knowledge through innovative solutions for beauty and wellness students and professionals. The Contest invites entrants (“You” or “Entrant”) to follow Milady updates via email and private Facebook group(s) to continue pursuing knowledge. FACEBOOK IS NOT A SPONSOR OF THIS CONTEST.
The Contest is open only to Entrants who are legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, except where prohibited by law, and specifically excluding any other territories, possessions and/or dependencies of the United States, and who have received a Milady 2020 Catalog via mail or in-person, or online invitation to participate in a Milady contest (the “Invitation”). You must be at least eighteen (18) years old, or the age of majority in your state of residency, if older, at the time of entry. Verification of your age may be required at the time you submit your entry. Employees, directors, officers or agents of Cengage Learning Inc. or their affiliates and members of the immediate families (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) or households of any of the above are prohibited from entering the Contest. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. The Contest and eligibility are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and may be void where prohibited by law.
The Contest entry period begins January 1, 2020 at 12:01 A.M. (ET) and ends on August 30, 2020, at 12:00 A.M (ET) (the “Entry Period”).
HOW TO ENTER
YOU ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE CONTEST DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD, DEFINED ABOVE. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PER HOUSEHOLD, PER EMAIL INVITATION, DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD. IF MORE THAN ONE ENTRY IS RECEIVED FROM THE SAME PERSON OR FROM THE SAME EMAIL OR POSTAL ADDRESS, SAID PERSON OR EMAIL OR POSTAL ADDRESS MAY BE DISQUALIFIED, IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION.
To enter the Contest,follow the link in the Invitation, complete all required fields, and submit the response as directed (an “Entry”). FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE INVITATION IN ITS ENTIRETY AND/OR SUBMIT THE INVITATION WILL EXCLUDE YOU FROM ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST. The length of time required to complete the Invitation will be approximately 5 minutes. The substance of Your answers to the Invitation will have no effect on Your ability to participate and win.
All Entries become the exclusive property of Cengage and will not be acknowledged or returned except as provided herein. Entries which are incomplete, incorrect, incomprehensible, not received or do not otherwise comply with these Official Rules and Conditions will not be entered into the Contest.
DETERMINATION OF WINNERS
On or about the following dates, Cengage will sort all Entries received in order of submission as determined by the timestamp on each Entry:
- January 31, 2020
- February 28, 2020
- March 31, 2020
- April 30, 2020
- May 29, 2020
- June 30, 2020
- July 31, 2020
- August 30, 2020
The first 1000 such Entries will be deemed winning Entries.
Cengage’s decisions concerning winning Entries are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
Cengage will notify each potential winner of his or her prize by email, telephone, regular mail or overnight mail. Each potential winner will be required to claim his or her prize and sign and return to Cengage an affidavit of eligibility, a liability and publicity release, a W-9 tax form, and such other documentation as Cengage may require within fifteen (15) business days of notification (the “Required Documents”). Upon receipt of the prize claim and Required Documents, Cengage will deem the potential winner to be a Winner. Entry in the Contest constitutes permission to use the Winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes, without further compensation, where permitted.
If (a) a prize notification is returned undeliverable, (b) the potential winner does not return the Required Documents within the allowed time period, or (c) the potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules and Conditions, the potential winner will forfeit all rights to the prize and will be disqualified. The prize will then be awarded to the next eligible Winning Entry or as Cengage may otherwise determine in its sole discretion.
PRIZES APPROXIMATE VALUE
There will be a maximum of One Thousand (1000) prizes awarded. Each prize will consist of Milady Mug to be delivered by mail within eight (8) weeks after Sponsor’s receipt of the Required Documents (hereafter defined), and determination that the potential Winner is eligible and in compliance with these Official Rules and Conditions. Arrangements for delivery of prizes shall be made after validation of the Winner. LIMIT ONE (1) PRIZE PER PERSON/EMAIL ADDRESS/HOUSEHOLD PER CONTEST.
The total approximate retail value of all prizes available in the Contest is Three Thousand Three Hundred Twenty ($3,320.00) USD. Prizes are not transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted, except that Cengage may, at its sole discretion, substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Specifics of the prizes are in Cengage’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. All taxes and any other costs related to the prize not specifically stated within these Official Rules and Conditions are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
Use of gift cards is subject to the terms, conditions, and policies of the issuer.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND RULES
By entering or participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Conditions. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for electronic, hardware, programming or software malfunctions, or failures, internet or network connections, accessibility or availability, technical failures of any kind, unauthorized human intervention, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of any Entry or other information, or for the failure to capture any such information.
Sponsor is not responsible for (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by you or other Entrants, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Entry process or the Contest; (3) technical or human error, which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; or (4) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize, or any prize related activity.
Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, incomprehensible, invalid, technically incompatible or corrupt, or misdirected Entries, all of which are void. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt of an Entry by the Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for damage to Entries that occurs during the process of uploading or storage and makes no warranties as to the integrity, availability or functionality of any systems at the time of Entry or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process, operation of the Contest, or acting in violation of the Official Rules and Conditions in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, by reason of infection by virus, worms, tampering, or other unauthorized technical or human intervention, fraud, technical or mechanical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole evaluation of Sponsor, may compromise the administration, security, fairness or integrity of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, and select the Winners of the Contest, from the legitimate Entries received prior to the action taken, or in other such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor, as allowed by law.
Entrants, by participating in the Contest, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless Sponsor, its promotions and advertising agencies, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, advertising and promotions agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “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, resulting injury or loss, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest, or their participation in any Contest or prize related activity, or any travel related to the Contest or any travel for any prize related activity. Each Entrant also further acknowledges that no Released Party has either made, or is in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law relative to any prize or the Contest including but not limited to quality, condition or fitness for a particular purpose.
PERSONAL INFORMATION and PRIVACY STATEMENT
The personal information about Your collected through the Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy statement set forth at http://www.cengage.com/privacy.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules and Conditions, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively in the federal or state courts located in the County of New York, State of New York, and each Entrant consents to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over him or her by any such courts for purposes of any such action or proceeding. No Entrant will be permitted to obtain awards for, and each Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Each Entrant further agrees that any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees or costs.
If any provision of these Official Rules and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect and such illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision will be interpreted to fulfill its intended purpose to Contest maximum extent permitted by law. Variations in the form of defined terms used in the Contest are included in the defined terms. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “or” is used in its exclusive sense (“and/or”).
The terms of these Official Rules and Conditions will be binding on each Entrant, his/her legal representative, heirs, beneficiaries, executors, successors and/or assigns.
At the end of the Contest, visit milady.com/contests/winners to see the list of Winners. Each Winner consents to the disclosure of his or her name and city and state of residence to anyone who requests a list of Winners under this section.
SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR
Cengage Learning, Inc.
MILADY MUGS FOR EDUCATORS
Attn: Slavik Volinsky