GENEWIZ 2020 Appreciate a Scientist Program Official Rules
Participation in the GENEWIZ Week 2020 Appreciate a Scientist Program is open to anyone. Entrants must be professionally engaged in laboratory-based scientific research and have attained at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (entrants must, in any event, be at least 18 years of age). Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and independent contractors of the Sponsors, its subsidiaries or affiliated companies, together with their immediate family members and members of the same households (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate. Also ineligible are (1) residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria or any country subject to U.S. embargo; (2) any persons (including businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, individuals, and other types of legal persons) on the U.S. government’s Denied Persons List, Specially Designated Nationals list, Entity List, Unverified List or any other similar list maintained by the U.S. government or any other government to whose laws the Sponsors, its subsidiaries or affiliated companies, the scientific challenge or such person is subject, and all individuals employed thereby or otherwise associated therewith; and (3) any persons for whom it would be illegal to participate in or win the Program, or with or to whom it would be illegal for the Sponsors to interact or award the prize as contemplated herein. No purchase necessary. The GENEWIZ Week 2020 Appreciate a Scientist is subject to all applicable laws and regulations of the state of New Jersey, USA, and is void where prohibited or where registration, bonding or language translation is required.
HOW TO ENTER
The GENEWIZ Week 2020 Appreciate a Scientist Program begins on April 28, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. (ET) and ends on June 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The program is open to all researchers. To enter, participants must submit an online application to the GENEWIZ Week 2020 Appreciate a Scientist Program, via www.genewizweek.com, before the deadline. By entering, the participant gives permission to the Sponsors to contact the participant regarding the Appreciate A Scientist Program, whether or not the participant's nominee is chosen as the winner. Each participant shall be entitled to one (1) entry per nominee into the Appreciate a Scientist Program only. In the event that the Sponsors deem a participant to have made multiple applications of the same person to enter or to have acted in bad faith with respect to the Appreciate a Scientist Program, the participant shall be excluded and consequently ineligible to win the prize, as defined below.
SELECTION OF WINNER AND NOTIFICATIONS
The Winner(s) of the Program will be selected by our panel of judges from among all eligible Entries received. The Winner(s) will be announced during GENEWIZ Week (June 22-26) by Sponsor or its designated representatives. The decision will be final and binding and shall not be subject to review or appeal by any participant or by any third party. The selected winners will be attempted to be notified by email within approximately five (5) business days after selection. Any winner notification not responded to within three (3) days or returned as undelivered may result in prize forfeiture and an alternate winner may be selected, based on the criteria set forth above, at the Sponsors’ discretion. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
PRIZE DESCRIPTION AND CONSUMER DISCLOSURE
Winner(s) will receive either; one (1) prize consists of $500 (or its local currency equivalent) in GENEWIZ credit; four (4) prizes consist of $125 (or its local currency equivalent) in GENEWIZ credit; and five (5) GENEWIZ swag boxes with an estimated value of $35 (or its local currency equivalent). Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. If there are multiple submission for the same nominee, the person to first nominate them will receive the prize. GENEWIZ credit can be used up to a period of 365 days after being issued. Thereafter any unused credit will be forfeited and cannot be transferred to another project. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. All federal, state and/or local 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.
The prize may not be transferred or assigned; no substitutions or cash equivalents are allowed. The winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability/publicity release (where legal) within twenty-one (21) days of first notification attempt. If the winner fails to return the affidavit/release by the deadline, the prize will be forfeit and an alternate winner may be selected, based on the criteria set forth above, at the Sponsors’ discretion. All taxes on the prize and reporting thereof, and any other costs, fees and expenses relating to the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner and/or the winner’s institution or company. By submitting an application or accepting the prize, the participant agrees on behalf of the participant and the participant’s institution or company: (1) to be bound by these official rules; (2) that the Sponsors shall retain full authority, in their sole discretion, to interpret and administer these rules; (3) that any dispute with regard to the conduct of the contest, rule interpretation or award of the prize, shall be resolved by the Sponsors, whose decision shall be binding and final; and (4) to be bound by all decisions and interpretations made in good faith by the Sponsors. Furthermore, the participant represents and warrants that: (1) the participant meets the eligibility requirements of the subscriber survey giveaway; (2) the participant has obtained all required authorizations and permissions from the participant’s institution or company; (3) entering into the GENEWIZ Week 2020 Appreciate a Scientist Program does not and will not violate any law or regulation, or any of the institution’s or company’s rules or policies; and (4) the information contained in the application is true and correct in all material respects and is owned or rightfully possessed by the participant without restriction on disclosure. The Sponsors may refuse to award the prize if the Sponsors determine in their sole discretion that doing so would likely result in a violation of an applicable law, rule, or policy.
USE OF WINNER'S NAME
The participant acknowledges and agrees that, if the participant's nominee is selected as the winner, the nominee's name, geographical information (if provided by the participant), a photo and the institution or company may, without further compensation, be published on one or more Sponsor website(s) and, at the Sponsors’ discretion, through social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter). By accepting the prize, the winner grants to the Sponsors, on behalf of the winner and the winner’s institution or company, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide by June 30, 2021, using social media, the Internet and the world wide web, the winning participant’s name, geographical information (if provided by the participant), photo, the name of the winning participant’s institution or company.
INDEMNITY, DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating in the GENEWIZ Week 2020 Appreciate a Scientist Program, the participant agrees on behalf of the participant and the participant’s institution or company to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsors and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from all liability for any injury, loss or damage, including death or property damage, due in whole or part, directly or indirectly, to the participation in the Program or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize. The Sponsors have not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. THE SPONSORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, LATE, STOLEN, INCOMPLETE, ILLEGIBLE, INACCURATE, UNDELIVERED, DELAYED OR MISDIRECTED ENTRIES, OR FOR ANY COMPUTER, THE INTERNET, EMAIL, TELEPHONE OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR DELAYS, OR FOR ANY HUMAN ERRORS THAT OCCUR IN THE PROCESSING, TRANSMISSION OR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES, OR FOR INACCURATE TRANSCRIPTION OF ENTRY INFORMATION, OR IF THE SUBSCRIBER SURVEY GIVEAWAY IS NOT CAPABLE OF BEING CONDUCTED AS PLANNED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INFECTION BY COMPUTER VIRUSES, BUGS, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORIZED INTERVENTION, FRAUD, TECHNICAL FAILURES, OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE SPONSORS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE SUBSCRIBER SURVEY GIVEAWAY OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ANY OF THEM ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE SPONSORS’ TOTAL AND CUMULATIVE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBSCRIBER SURVEY GIVEAWAY SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE PRIZE.
The Sponsors reserve the right to suspend, modify, cancel or terminate the Appreciate a Scientist Program without advance notice, including, without limitation, in the event of any act, occurrence or reason that it believes would compromise the legality, integrity, administration or fairness of the Program. If one or more provisions of these official rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall be valid and enforceable. These official rules are governed by and shall be construed by the laws of the State of New Jersey, USA, without application of its choice of law principles. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of New Jersey and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of New Jersey. The failure of the Sponsors to comply with any provision of these official rules due to civil unrest, threat of or actual acts of terrorism or war, embargoes, governmental actions, acts of God, earthquakes, floods, storms, fires, supplier delay, accidents, explosions, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, or other such contingencies beyond the control of the Sponsors, shall not be considered a breach of these rules.
A complete list of winners can be seen on our website. https://web.genewiz.com/genewizweek/appreciate-a-scientist
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