Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
Sustainable Herbalism Giveaway Rules
No purchase necessary to win. Purchase will not improve chances of winning.
SPONSORS AND PROMOTION PARTIES
The sponsor of this giveaway is the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, 73 Sanford Way, Weaverville, NC 28787 (the “Sponsor”). Questions about this contest should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROMOTION DESCRIPTION AND PERIOD
The Giveaway starts when the contest is posted to the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/chestnutschoolherbs/), the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine’s “Cultivating Medicinal Herbs” Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cultivatingmedicinalherbs/) the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/chestnutschoolherbs/) or as otherwise specifically noted in the Promotion announcement. The Promotion ends on October 7, 2019 at midnight EST. A winner will be selected by the time noted in the “Notification” section below.
The Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States of America and Canada, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Individuals entering via Facebook or Instagram must be registered users of one or more of those platforms.
Employees, owners, directors, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other persons engaged in running this giveaway and the immediate family members, and all those with whom such employees are domiciled (whether related or not), are NOT eligible to participate.
HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND FEE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.
During the Entry Period, enter the Giveaway by one or more of the three Entry Methods (limit one entry per page, per Method):
1) Publicly commenting on the Giveaway Announcement post on one or more of the Partner Facebook pages (listed on the giveaway entry page) responding to the question, “What is the first herb you ever grew?”
2) Publicly commenting on the Giveaway Announcement post on one or more of the Partner Instagram pages (listed on the giveaway entry page) responding to the question, “What is the first herb you ever grew?”, AND following all of the Partner Instagram pages.
3) Submitting your valid and active email address in the designated field on the online Giveaway Entry Page.
One (1) winner will be selected at random from the qualifying entries submitted through Facebook, Instagram, and the Giveaway Entry Page.
Each Entry must meet the following “Entry Requirements”: (i) the Entry must be the submitting entrant’s original work and not include any material owned or controlled by third parties (including without limitation, third party copyrighted material) and may not have won an award for any other contest; (ii) the entrant must provide upon request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Entry (in the event an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsors reserve the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Entry, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor’s benefit, or allow the applicable Entry to remain in the Giveaway); and (iii) the Entry must not include any content that is obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable. Any Entry that, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, violates the Submission Requirements may be disqualified. Submissions must be received by the end of the applicable Entry Period to be entered into the Promotion. All entry information becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Except as otherwise disclosed in these Official Rules, and to the extent entrants may otherwise elect at the time of entry, any information collected through the Giveaway shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by the entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules. Any communication or information transmitted to the Sponsor by electronic mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Giveaway. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding.
NOTE: By entering, all entrants agree to give the Sponsor and Partners permission to use his/her name and likeness in accordance with “Entrant’s Grant of Rights” section below. Any entrant who incorporates any intellectual property owned by a third party into his or her Submission does so at his or her own risk. If the Sponsor or Partners are duly notified that any element of an entrant’s Entry infringes upon the rights of another person and/or receives a legally valid request to remove the affected Entry from the eligible winner pool because of such infringement, such Entry may be disqualified from the Giveaway, as the Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. Further, no entrant will be eligible to receive a prize unless the Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the Entry has been or can be sufficiently declared for legal purposes. Any individual who attempts to enter, or in the sole discretion of the Sponsor is suspected of entering in excess of these limits or submits Entries in excess of the disclosed maximum, by any means, including but not limited to establishing multiple accounts, will be disqualified from participation in this Giveaway. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the Social Network account or Email account on which the submission is submitted at the time of entry, and the entrant may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such account. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the entrant changes his/her email or postal address during the Contest Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery or entry. Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot, or contest service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related email or IP addresses may be blocked. Sponsors shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted or not received by Sponsor. The Sponsor and Partners shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet or other network users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Giveaway. The Sponsor and Partners assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.
One (1) Winner will be selected from a random drawing. The Selection Criteria are to be applied in the sole discretion of the Sponsor; each entrant agrees to be bound by and not challenge the final decisions of the Sponsor.
All results of the selections are final and binding, subject to these Official Rules. In the event a winning entry is discovered to be invalid for any reason whatsoever or the person who submitted the winning entry fails to comply with these Official Rules prior to delivery of the prize, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate.
The Winner will be notified by the Sponsor, The decision of the Sponsor is final and binding. The Sponsor will notify selected Winner on or by October 9, 2019. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the selected Winner according to the applicable Method through which Winner entered: via a private Facebook message for a Facebook entry, a private Instagram message for an Instagram entry, or by an email to the Email Address submitted on the Giveaway Entry Page for a Winner selected from email entries. In each case, the Sponsor will provide a method for the winner to contact the Sponsor. The selected Winner must then contact the Sponsor using the contact information provided within 72 hours of notification or forfeit their right to the prize. If any information requested by the Sponsor is not supplied within the number of days indicated in the notification correspondence, or if any notification contact attempted is returned as undeliverable, then the prize may be forfeited and a different Winner selected. The decisions of the Sponsor are final in all matters relating to this Giveaway.
One student enrollment in the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine’s 1,000-hour Online Herbal Immersion
Numen DVD, a documentary on traditional western herbalism produced by Ann Armbrecht and the Sustainable Herbs Project
From United Plant Savers:
- One year membership, includes Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation
- Sanctity of Sanctuary DVD, a documentary on preserving endangered medicinal plants
- Herbal plant flags
From Traditional Medicinals:
- Plant Power tea mug
- Handmade tea coasters
- Tea Buddy silicone tea brewer
- Seasonal Care Organic Gift Set (6 boxes of tea) – Throat Coat Original, Throat Coat Eucalyptus, Echinacea Plus Elderberry, Peppermint, Reishi with Rooibos & Orange Peel, Chamomile with Lavender
From Avena Botanicals:
- How to Move Like a Gardener book by Deb Soule
- Firefly Balm (2 oz jar)
- Elder Flower Creme (Lavender – 2 oz jar)
- Rose Petal Elixir (1 oz bottle)
- Heal-All Salve (1 oz tin)
All prizes are valued at a total of $2,750. Winner will be selected from a random draw. No cash alternative or prize substitutions will be provided. Prizes are non-transferable. Prizes may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by winners. All details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsors. By accepting a prize, the winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, OR OTHER TAX LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THIS PROMOTION ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER; SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES. ALL PRIZES PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. No more than the listed number of prizes will be awarded. All other expenses relating to acceptance of a prize, including but not limited to taxes and any other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Prize conditions may be added or modified by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
By entering this Giveaway, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules are accessible throughout the Contest Period.
Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. This Giveaway is subject to the laws of the United States. Any Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsors to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsors to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
ENTRANT’S GRANT OF RIGHTS
By participating in the Giveaway, each entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its agents and successors and assigns a non-exclusive, unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable license and right (but not the obligation) to reproduce, publicly perform, distribute, exploit, publicly display, and otherwise use the Submission in any way, for any reason, and in any and all media (including but not limited to Social Networks), without limitation, and without further notice, consent or consideration to the entrant.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES; INDEMNIFICATION:
Each person who enters this Promotion represents and warrants as follows: (i) the Submission is the entrant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the Submission does not contain any computer virus (as applicable), is otherwise uncorrupted, is wholly original with entrant, and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous. By entering, each entrant agrees to hereby indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Parties from any and all third party claims, actions, proceedings or damages of any kind (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from, or relating to, the breach or alleged breach of the representations, warranties or agreements herein, your entry, or your conduct in creating your entry or otherwise in connection with this Promotion.
By participating in the Promotion, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsors and any entrant in the Promotion, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Parties and its respective successors, assigns, and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, likeness, image, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and publicity purposes, as well as in connection with the Promotion and hereby releases the Promotion Parties from any liability with respect thereto and as more fully set forth below.
Entrant has read the above authorization, release and agreement, prior to its execution; fully understands the contents thereof. This release agreement shall be binding upon entrant and entrant’s heirs, legal representatives and assigns.
DATES & DEADLINES/ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF ENTRANTS
Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Promotion. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Promotion.
NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP / WAIVER OF EQUITABLE RELIEF
Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the entrant and the Promotion Parties is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the entrant’s decision to provide the entrant’s Submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Promotion does not place the Promotion Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entrant’s Submission. Each entrant understands and acknowledges that the Promotion Parties have wide access to ideas, stories, photographs, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by its own employees. Each entrant also acknowledges that many ideas or photographs may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submission and/or each other in theme, idea, format or other respects. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Promotion Party’s use of any such similar or identical material. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Promotion Parties do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submission.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
The Promotion Parties assume no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Promotion or for miscommunications or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers; inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or any combination thereof; or any injury or damage to the entrant’s or to any other person’s computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Promotion or access or download any materials from a Social Network. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsors are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due prize notifications. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Sponsors reserve the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Promotion if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Promotion is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsors’ control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Promotion as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible Submissions are received and/or Sponsors are prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health or other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsors’ control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsors shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend, or terminate the Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsors will (if possible) select the winner(s) from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.
All entrants, as a condition of entry into the Promotion, agree that the Promotion Parties A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. Unless otherwise stated in these Official Rules, the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. Unless otherwise stated in these Official Rules, in the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF OREGON AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF ANY DISPUTES HEREUNDER, BY ENTERING THIS PROMOTION, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION AND CONSENTS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE APPROPRIATE STATE OR FEDERAL COURT SITUATED IN THE STATE OF OREGON, U.S.A.
ARBITRATION PROVISION: By participating in this Promotion, each entrant agrees: (i) that any and all disputes the entrant may have with, or claims entrant may have against, the Promotion Parties relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (a) the Promotion, (b) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (c) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration conducted before a sole arbitrator; (ii) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (iii) the arbitration shall be held in North Carolina, U.S.A.; (iv) the arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable entrant may have entered into in connection with the Promotion; (v) the arbitrator shall apply North Carolina law and United States law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (vi) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (vii) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against the entrant or Sponsor; (viii) in the event that the administrative fees and deposits that must be paid to initiate arbitration against Sponsor exceed $500 USD, and entrant is unable (or not required) to pay any fees and deposits that exceed this amount, Sponsor agree to pay them and/or forward them on entrant’s behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator; (ix) if the entrant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of entrant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (x) with the exception of subpart (vi) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the law, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (vi) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither entrant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute.
ENTRANT’S GRANT OF RIGHTS
By participating in the Giveaway, each entrant irrevocably grants Sponsors and their agents and successors and assigns a non-exclusive, unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free, transferable license and right (but not the obligation) to reproduce, publicly perform, distribute, exploit, publicly display, and otherwise use the Submission in any way, for any reason, and in any and all media (including but not limited to Social Networks), without limitation, and without further notice, consent or consideration to the entrant.
Without in any way limiting the foregoing, the Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to modify and make derivative works of the Submission for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein.
Sponsor shall have the right to freely sublicense their rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. Sponsor shall retain the rights granted in each Submission even if the Submission is disqualified or fails to meet the Submission Requirements.
NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION
The Sponsor and Promotion Parties are not responsible for, and entrants release each from, any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in this Giveaway, or Sponsors’ ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute this Giveaway in the manner intended. Entrants further release and agree to indemnify Sponsors and Promotion Parties from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever arising from injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with this Promotion including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant, Sponsor or Promotion Parties.
Decisions of Sponsors on all matters related to the Giveaway are final. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel or modify the Giveaway for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Giveaway, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Giveaway as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
NO AFFILIATION WITH FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM
The Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to the Sponsor, not to Facebook or Instagram.
Names of winners are available within 60 days after the Giveaway ends. To request any legally required winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
73 Sanford Way
Weaverville, NC 28787
Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
73 Sanford Way
Weaverville, NC 28787