By participating in this Contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by the following Official Rules:
NO PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Official Rules. Therefore, please read these Official Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Official Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Official Rules unless you agree to these Official Rules. These Official Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Sponsor with respect to the Contest.
SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR. The “MIELLE MAVEN $10,000 GIVEAWAY” (the "Contest") is sponsored and administered by Mielle Organics, LLC, 8707 Louisiana Street, Merrillville, Indiana 46410 (the "Sponsor").
ELIGIBILITY. Eligibility for the Contest is open to natural persons who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, have between 500-10,000 followers on their social media platform, and must have purchased Sponsor’s product from an approved retailer with proof of such purchase in the video. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor (including affiliates and advertising agencies and sweepstakes administrators, and any third party organization Sponsor may be working with on the Contest) and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) and household members are not eligible to enter. This Contest is void outside of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, and where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
THE CONTEST PERIOD. The Contest begins on July 1, 2020, and entries will be accepted until July 12, 2020. The period for entering the Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on July 1, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 15, 2020 (the "Contest Entry Period").
HOW TO ENTER.To enter the Contest, Participants must be eligible, must comply with these Official Rules, and must submit a proper entry at https://mielleorganics.com/pages/giveaway the Participant’s submission during the Contest Entry Period. Participants may submit only a single Entry. Once entered in the Contest, it is solely the responsibility of each Participant to ensure the contact information we have for you is current.Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact you if the contact information is not current.Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your Entry may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
VIDEO REQUIREMENTS. The Entrant’s video uploaded for participation in this Contest must meet the following criteria ("Video Requirements"):
It must be of high quality that: 1) provides a tutorial on how to use a product from one of Sponsor’s collections; or 2) provides a review of a product from one of Sponsor’s collections. Note: the video must be uploaded with the hashtag: #IWantMi10K
It must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory, in any way, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest or Sponsor’s values.
It must not contain any content, material, or element that displays, any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark, representation of characters indicating a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
It must be original, unpublished works that does not contain, incorporate, or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.
It must not contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party's publicity, privacy, or intellectual property rights. Specifically, any music used within the video must be copyright free.
It must not be the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim.
It must not contain any disparaging remarks relating to the Sponsor or a third party.
It must show proof of purchase of Sponsor’s product form an approved retailer.
VIDEO ENTRY REVIEW. All Entrant videos will be reviewed by Sponsor to ensure that they meet the Video Requirements. The Sponsor reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who submits a video that does not meet the Video Requirements.
WINNER SELECTION PROCESS. There will be two levels to the selection process, which are discussed below. There will be two (2) levels to the selection process that will result in the final winner as described in further detail below.
LEVEL ONE: MIELLE MAVEN SELECTIONS
Number of Mielle Mavens Selected at this Level: 250
A total of 250 Mielle Mavens will be selected to be Brand Ambassadors for Sponsor.
Selections will take place between July 12, 2020 – July 15, 2020.
Each Mielle Maven selected will be offered a ten (10) month collaboration contract to represent Sponsor as a Brand Ambassador.
The Mielle Mavens will be selected by Sponsor based upon review of the videos submitted by Entrants.
All selections are final and binding.
In the event Sponsor is unable to contact the selected potential Mielle Maven, Sponsor reserves the right to find a replacement from the original Entrants list or proceed with less than 250.
LEVEL TWO: WINNER
Number of Winners Selected at this Level: 1
Selected Mielle Mavens must upload a second video with the hashtag #IWantMi10k.
Entrants agree that the image uploaded during this process will be the image used on Sponsor’s website.
Voting will take place between July 15, 2020 – July 29, 2020 on Sponsor’s website.
The video that receives the most votes during this time shall be the Winner of the Prize.
Voters will be required to enter a valid email address and will not be allowed to use duplicates.
The Winner will be announced on July 31, 2020.
If the Winner does not respond to Sponsor’s notification within twenty-four (24) hours, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prize to the next highest vote getter.
If a potential Winner is unavailable for whatever reason to accept his/her prize, then Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to the Entrant with the next highest number of votes.
Tie-Breaker. In the event of a tie, Sponsor may, at its sole discretion: 1) choose the Winner; 2) further extend the voting period, or; 3) decide a different method of determining the Winner.
NOTIFICATION OF MIELLE MAVENS AND WINNER. Becoming a Mielle Maven is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. If a potential Mielle Maven is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may select another Entrant as a replacement or proceed with less than the originally allotted number of 250 Mielle Mavens. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the video that received the next highest number of votes will be chosen as the potential winner. The potential Mielleve Mavens and Winner will be selected and notified by telephone and/or email, at Sponsor's discretion. If a potential Mielle Maven does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential Mielle Maven may be disqualified and an alternate Entrant may be selected from among all eligible entries received. With respect to notification by telephone, such notification will be deemed given when a message is left on the potential Mielle Maven/Winner's voicemail service or answering machine by the Sponsor. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Official Rules, will be strictly enforced.
PRIZE. The Winner of the Contest will receive $10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Dollars and 00/100). No other prize substitutions will be permitted at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. In order to receive the Prize, Winner must submit tax documentation requested by Sponsor or otherwise required by law, to Sponsor or a representative for Sponsor or the relevant tax authority, all as determined by applicable law. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use Winner’s name, likeness, and Entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL RULES. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from the Contest if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the Entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants or Sponsor.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. By entering this Contest, Entrant understands and agrees that Sponsor, anyone acting on behalf of Sponsor, licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. If the submitted video of Entrant is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, Entrant shall, at its sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. Entrant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Sponsor may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
PUBLICITY.By entering the Contest, Entrant agrees to participate in any media or promotional activity resulting from the Contest as reasonably requested by Sponsor at Sponsor’s expense and agrees and consents to use of their name and/or likeness by Sponsor. Sponsor will contact Entrants in advance of any Sponsor-sponsored media request for interviews.
WARRANTY AND INDEMNITY.Entrant warrants that his/her video is his/her own original work and, as such, is the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted video and that Entrant has the right to submit the video in the Contest and grant all required licenses. Entrant agrees not to submit any video that: (a) infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade names, industrial designs, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (b) otherwise violates applicable state, federal, or local law.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified Sponsor at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the Entrant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any video or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by Entrant that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) any misrepresentation made by Entrant in connection with the Contest; (iii) any non-compliance by Entrant with these Official Rules; (iv) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to Entrant's involvement with the Contest; (v) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in the Contest; (vi) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest website in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant; (vii) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry or voting information in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant and in the voting process by consumers; or (viii) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant.
Disqualification. Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by Entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Official Rules or the like may result in the immediate disqualification of the entrant from the Contest.
INTERNET AND DISCLAIMER.Sponsor is not responsible for any malfunction of the entire Contest website or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed videos or votes due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Contest website, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit Entrant's/consumer's ability to participate/vote respectively. Sponsor is not responsible for the policies, actions, or inactions of others, which might prevent Entrant from entering, participating, and/or claiming a prize in this Contest. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entrants who violate the rules or interfere with this Contest in any manner. If an Entrant is disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate that Entrant's eligibility to participate in the Contest.
RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY. 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 which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Contest or Contest website. Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any website, including the Contest website, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such Entrant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.
NOT AN OFFER OR CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.Under no circumstances shall the submission of an Entry into the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these Official Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with either Sponsor. Entrant acknowledges that participation in the Contest is voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. Entrant acknowledges that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between Entrant and Sponsor, and that no such relationship is established by Entrant's Entry under these Official Rules.
MIELLE MAVEN SELECTION AS BRAND AMBASSADORS.From the Entrant pool, Sponsor will be selecting 250 Entrants to act as Brand Ambassadors for Sponsor as "Mielle Mavens". Becoming a Brand Ambassador is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and upon entering into a separate Brand Ambassador agreement to be provided by Sponsor. The Brand Ambassadors will be selected and notified by telephone and/or email, at Sponsor's discretion. If a potential Brand Ambassador does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential Brand Ambassador may be disqualified and an alternate will be selected from among all eligible entries received. With respect to notification by telephone, such notification will be deemed given when a message is left on the potential Brand Ambassador’s voicemail service or answering machine by the Sponsor. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Official Rules, will be strictly enforced.
APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION.THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OFthe State of Illinois, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Illinois having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
WINNER LIST:To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Mielle Organics 8707 Louisiana Street, Merrillville, Indiana 46410.