Terms & Conditions
BH Cosmetics Makeup Contest Official Rules:
CONTEST BEGINS ON MONDAY JANUARY 24, 2014 AND SUBMISSION ENDS ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2014 11:59pm PST. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE CONTEST DATES AT ANY TIME. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN; HOWEVER, IT IS ENCOURAGED TO USE AT LEAST ONE BHCOSMETICS PRODUCT(S). A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO ALL COUNTRIES, EXCEPT FOR THOSE COUNTRIES WHERE PROHIBITED BY LOCAL LAW, MUST BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. MINORS MUST PROVIDE A CONSENT FORM TO PUBLISH PHOTOGRAPHS ONLINE, IF CHOSEN TO BE IN THE TOP 10 FINALISTS. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, GUAM, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Sponsor: BHCosmetics is the sponsor and administrator of the Contest and is responsible for the fulfillment of the prizes. BHCosmetics is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of entries or the overall administration of the Contest. Entrants should contact BHCosmetics with any questions, comments or problems related to the Contest.
You may enter the Contest only once. Additional entries will be disregarded without further notice.
Any entry which in the sole opinion of BHCosmetics is deemed inappropriate or which otherwise violates BHCosmetics Usage Policy or Terms of Service will be removed, the entrant may be disqualified, and the entry will be disregarded.
Automated or robotic entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified.
Eligibility: Employees (and employees’ immediate family or household members) of BHCosmetics, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, printers, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
Entry Submissions: Entries must only depict the original work of the Entrant. Entrant hereby represents and warrants that: (1) all Entry Material submitted is wholly original to and created by the Entrant, and has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work (2) the Entry Material is the Entrant’s exclusive work and does not infringe upon or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights of any third party; (3) the Entrant has the full and exclusive right and authority necessary to submit the Entry Material in the Contest and to grant the rights granted herein and in the Grant of Rights/Release without permission from or payment to any third party; and (4) Entrant meets all the eligibility requirements and has not engaged in any of the disqualifying activity listed in this document.(5) The entrant understands that all professional photos of the look entered will not be used for commercial use or posted live at any time and will only be used for purposes of judging the top 10.
Voting: Anyone who visits the BHCosmetics website can view and rate entries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest point on the scale. BHCosmetics has the right in its sole discretion to maintain the integrity of the Contest including the right to void votes including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
* -Multiple votes from same user from different IP addresses;
* -Mechanical or automated entry votes;
* -Fraudulent entry votes (using a redirect link, a disguised link, or fraudulent etc.);
* -Technical malfunction of servers or internet connection;
* -User(s) recanting their own votes;
* -Technical or content upgrades that render votes incompatible or inconsistent;
* -Mislabeling of voting parameters;
* -Users misunderstanding voting parameters; or
* -Inappropriate conduct in promoting votes (spam, harassment, etc.)
Winner Selection: BHCosmetics staff will select three voter's choice winners from the top rated photos out of all eligible entries. The top rated photos will be determined by the highest average score, calculated by adding the rating of each individual vote and dividing that number by the total number of votes. In the event of a tie, the BHCosmetics staff will determine the winner based equally on the following: (i) adherence to contest theme and (ii) quality of creative expression.
The winner will be notified by email. The potential winner must accept the Prize within three (3) business days of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in Prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner (or if the potential prize winner is a minor, then parent of such potential prize winner) may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability within five (5) days of notification. In the event of non-compliance within this time period or if the Prize is returned, refused, or returned as undeliverable, then prize will be forfeited. No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by BHCosmetics.com.
One (1st) grand prize winner – The grand prize winner will receive a BHCosmetics.com $300 Gift Card.
Second (2nd) Prize - will receive a $200 BHCosmetics.com Gift Card.
Third (3rd) Prize - will receive a $100 BHCosmetics.com Gift Card.
BHCosmetics.com prizes and subject to only Gift Cards that can be used only toward BHCosmetics.com products. The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or in any other way than a BHCosmetics.com Gift Certificate.
General Conditions: Only one Prize per person per household per email address awarded. The Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and California. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Contest is not to be used in connection with any form of gambling. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses with in all areas that accept delivery. All taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the Prize. If the Prize is forfeited, an additional Potential Winner will be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries based on the judging criteria attributable to such forfeited prize award. If, by reason of a typographical or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, the BHCosmetics staff will determine the winner based equally on the following: (i) adherence to contest theme and (ii) quality of creative expression to award the advertised number of prizes available. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.
Except where prohibited by law, the winner grants (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing) permission for BHCosmetics their advertising and promotional agencies, and those acting under their authority to use such winner’s name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, and winning entry (including the display, reproduction and distribution of the entry), for advertising and/or publicity purposes in all media and formats now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the world wide web, without notice, review, approval, or additional compensation. Entrants further agree that BHCosmetics, its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers, printers, distributors, and the respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents of each and any other person or entity related in any way to this Contest (together the “Contest Entities”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants (and parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor) against, any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize, participation in this promotion, or while traveling to, preparing for or participating in any prize-related activity. The Contest Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property in connection with the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prizes awarded. BHCosmetics makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply. BHCosmetics will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
Conduct: The Official Rules will be posted at the Contest Site throughout the Contest. Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. BHCosmetics reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of any of the Contest or any website; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, BHCOSMETICS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Limitations of Liability: BHCosmetics is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. BHCosmetics assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. BHCosmetics is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of BHCosmetics which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, then BHCosmetics reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Contest, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder or the email address submitted at the time of registration. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide BHCosmetics with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to BHCosmetics satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
Winners List and Rules: To obtain a printed copy of the name of the winner or a copy of the Official Rules by mail, send the applicable request and a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope to: BHCosmetics, Valentine’s Day Makeup Contest, 4821 Lankershim Blvd. Ste F-162, North Hollywood, CA 91601. The last day to retrieve information is 30 days after the contest has closed.