REFINERY29 | VOGUE EYEWEAR
THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR
ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND
WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
- 1. Eligibility:
The REFINERY29/ VOGUE EYEWEAR CONTEST ("Contest")
is open only to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) states of the Continental
United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at
the time of entry. Employees of Refinery 29, Inc. ("Refinery29" or "Sponsor"),
Vogue Eyewear and their parent and affiliate companies, subsidiaries, divisions,
promotion agencies, suppliers and members of their immediate families, are not
eligible. Void where prohibited by law. For purposes of this Contest, "immediate
family" is defined as spouses, parents, children, siblings and their respective
spouses, regardless of whether they reside in the same household.
- 2. Sponsor:
Refinery29, 30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003, U.S.A. This
Contest is not sponsored or administered by Sunglass Hut or Instagram.
- 3. Prize Provider:
Refinery29, 30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003, U.S.A
- 4. Timing:
The Contest begins on July 24th, 2012 at 12:00AM (EST) and ends
on August 19th, 2012 at 11:59PM (EST) (the "Contest Period").
- 5. How to Enter:
From July 24th to August 19th 2012, you may enter this
Contest by attaching #shesinvoguge to a photo submission through the
Instagram API. You acknowledge that your use of Instagram are subject to
other relevant rules, policies or regulations. You may also email the photo to
email@example.com. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST
on August 19th, 2012.
Entry Requirements — In order to qualify for the Contest, all entrants must do the
following in connection with their photo submissions:
- All entrants must feature a pair of Vogue Eyewear sunglasses in their
photo submission. Entrants must show originality, creativity and quality
in their choice styling of Vogue Eyewear sunglasses as well as the
execution of the photo itself.
- All submissions must feature entrants wearing or otherwise displaying
Vogue Eyewear sunglasses within a Sunglass Hut retailer.
- All submissions must include the #shesinvoguge hashtag through the
- All photo submissions must be the entrants' original work and may not
infringe the intellectual property rights of any third parties.
- Photo submissions may not contain any obscene, lewd, illegal,
defamatory or otherwise offensive content. Submissions may not contain
any disparaging content with regard to Refinery29, Vogue Eyewear,
Sunglass Hut or any other third party.
- 6. Entry Errors:
Sponsor and Prize Provider are not responsible for lost, late,
incomplete, damaged, stolen, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which
will be disqualified. Sponsor and Prize Provider are not responsible if online
service or equipment is interrupted including without limitation (1) interruptions
to any network, server, Internet, Web site, telephone, satellite, computer or
other connections, (2) failures of any telephone, satellite, hardware, software
or other equipment, (3) garbled, misdirected or jumbled transmissions, or traffic
congestion, (4) other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical or
electronic, (5) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information or the failure to
capture any such information, or (6) printing or typographical errors.
- 7. Selection of Winners:
Each entrant selected as a potential winner must
comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning
is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Prize winner will be selected by
a panel of judges based on criteria such as originality and quality of submissions.
Judging determinations are final and binding with respect to all matters relating
to the Contest. The judging panel will be comprised of select Refinery29 Editors.
Refinery29 reserves the right to select and appoint alternate judges at any time,
at its sole discretion. The Refinery29 judges' decisions are final and binding
with respect to all matters relating to the Contest. No information regarding
entries or judging will be disclosed to any third party not involved in the conduct
of the Contest. All winners will be notified as set forth in these Official Rules.
Participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decision of the judges.
- 8. Prizes:
Prize: Five hundred (500) winners will be selected to win a custom produced
clutch as designed by Refinery29. Estimated retail value of $75. Estimated
retail value of prizes: $37,500.
Grand Prize: one (1) winner will be selected to win a Fashion Week prize
package, including two (2) airline tickets to New York City, two (2) night stay
at a hotel and two tickets to a Fashion Week show. Estimated retail value of
Estimated retail value of all prizes: $42,500.
- 9. Terms and conditions of Prize Drawings:
1) Contest begins on July 24th, 2012 and ends at 11:59PM (EST) on August
19th, 2012 when all entries must be received.
2) Odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received. The
Prize winners will be selected on or about August 20th, 2012 and will
be notified via email and/or telephone. If a potential winner cannot be
contacted, does not respond within seven (7) days, or the prize or prize
notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits
all rights to any prize, and an alternate winner may be selected. Winner
will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and
Release within fifteen (15) days of issuance. Failure to return all required
documents in this time period may result in the winner being disqualified
and an alternate winner selected. If a prize notification is returned to
Sponsor as undeliverable or if an entrant is found to be ineligible or
declines acceptance of the Prize for any reason, an alternate winner will
3) Income and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of each winner.
4) Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and have no cash value if not
- 10. Acceptance of Official Rules:
As a condition of entry, participants fully
and unconditionally agree to these Official Rules, to the Terms and Conditions
of Prize Drawing and to Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all respects.
- 11. Disputes:
In the event of a dispute as to any winner who entered by making
an online entry, the person who owns the e-mail account will be deemed the
winning entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identification.
No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Illegible, incomplete and
duplicate entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted from post office
boxes. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
- 12. Substitution; Taxes:
No assignment or transfer of prizes will be permitted,
except at Prize Provider's sole discretion. WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE
FOR ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE
RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE.
- 13. Potential Winner:
1) Publicity. Unless prohibited by law, as a condition of entry, you grant
consent to Refinery29 and their agents to use your name, likeness, voice,
and biographical information for publicity or advertising in any media or
manner, without further payment, consideration, notice or approval and
without geographic or time limitation.
2) Liability. You agree that Refinery29, Sunglass Hut Trading, LLC, their
parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and all their advertising and
promotion agencies will have no liability whatsoever in connection with
this Contest and, you shall hold them harmless for any injuries, losses or
damages of any kind that you or others may incur as a consequence of
your participation in the Contest or your acceptance, use or misuse of a
prize. By entering the Contest, entrant explicitly releases, discharges and
holds harmless the Sponsor and the Prize Provider, Sunglass
Hut,Facebook, Instagram, their successors, estates and assigns and all
their respective shareholders, directors, officers and employees, one and
all (collectively, "Released Parties"), from any and all liability, actions,
causes of action, damages, actual, incidental or consequential, claims and
demands whatsoever in law or equity, including attorneys' fees and/or
experts fees and costs, which he/she now has or may acquire, by reason
of any personal injury, death, loss of or damage to property, or any
reason, occurring during or arising out of his/her participation in the
Contest and the acceptance and use or misuse of a prize. The Released
Parties are not responsible for any injury or damage to persons or
property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part,
from entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
- 14. Conditions of Participation:
Conduct. Sponsor reserves the right in
its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Contest
and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates
these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. In the
event that the Contest is terminated early, Sponsor reserves the right, but
not the obligation, to award prizes to persons who entered prior to the date of
termination. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor may lock out any entrant
who, in Sponsor's sole judgment, has been disqualified, has questionable
eligibility or is otherwise ineligible to enter.
- 15. Disputes/Choice of Law:
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes,
claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any
prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class
action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY (2)
any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket
costs incurred, but in no event attorneys fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental,
special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation, lost profits,
may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby
waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages
multiplied or increased. New York Law, without reference to choice of law rules,
governs the Contest and all aspects related thereto.
WINNERS LIST: For an Official Winner's List (available after August 30, 2012)
or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Shawna Foulkes, Refinery29, 30 Cooper Sq, 4th floor, New York, NY 10003.
Official Rules also available at http://www.refinery29.com/privacy
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www.refinery29.com/privacy. Your use of Facebook and Facebook Connect, and any
information you provide via those services are subject to Facebook's Statement
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
This Contest uses the Instagram API and is not endorsed or certified by
Instagram, Inc. or Burbn, Inc. All Instagram logos and trademarks displayed on
Contest are property of Instagram, Inc.