Lip Balm Application
OFFICIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING SELECTED.
OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHO RESIDE IN OR NEAR MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AND WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AS OF THE DATE OF APPLYING, OR BY A PARENT APPLYING ON BEHALF OF THEIR CHILD. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. APPLICANTS MUST BE STUDENTS, OR PARENTS OF STUDENTS, WHO ARE ATTENDING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, OR HIGH SCHOOL IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.
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1. ELIGIBILITY: The “Lip Balm” (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States of America, who reside in or near Middlesex County, New Jersey, and who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the date of application, or by a parent applying on behalf of their child. The contest is void where prohibited. Applicants must be patients over the age of 18 who have obtained a branded lip balm stick following treatment at Oral Surgery Group. In order to maintain eligibility throughout the Contest, an Applicant must abide by these Official Terms & Conditions and maintain appropriate decorum befitting the reputation and values of Sponsor and must not otherwise engage in any conduct which would embarrass Sponsor or bring Sponsor into public disrepute or ridicule, or which would insult or offend the public or any segment thereof.
2. HOW TO APPLY: During the submission period each quarter, as detailed on the Sponsor website or via social media posts, an Applicant must follow the instructions to apply by uploading a photo to social media with the branded Sponsor lip balm and using the hashtag #MyOSGSmile. The post must be public and viewable by Sponsor. If the Applicant has a private account, the Applicant can upload the post to the private account, screenshot the post, and email it to Sponsor at firstname.lastname@example.org. The post must follow the community guidelines of the chosen social media platform and cannot contain nudity, threats of harm, hate speech, or images depicting graphic violence.
Limit: Only one (1) Submission per Applicant per quarter during the Contest. Submissions posted from any person in excess of the stated limit will be void.
NOTE: Once a Submission has been posted, it must remain online throughout the duration of the submission period.
3. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: In order to be eligible to participate in the Contest, an Applicant must submit a submission consisting of a response that complies with the requirements stated below:
An Applicant must post an image to the social media platform of choice that contains the branded lip balm and properly uses the Contest hashtag #MyOSGSmile.
(A) Additional Applicable Submission Requirements:
The Submission, in its entirety:
- Must be the Applicant’s original creation (an original creation is the product of one’s own mind, is not a copy or imitation, and is not the result of trade secret misappropriation);
- Must be entirely in English;
- Must not include hyperlinks to content on other sites or media;
- Must not have been previously submitted in any Contest or promotion or published in any media;
- Must not contain content that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to federal, state, or local laws;
- Should not contain material that, either explicitly or implicitly, mentions, depicts, shows, refers, or otherwise alludes to the name or logo, trademark, or service mark of any third party, individual, company, entity, product, or brand other than Sponsor’s.
- Must not contain any material or references that violate or infringe upon a third party’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, nor may it in any way infringe upon a third party’s copyright or trademark rights;
- Must be in good taste as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion;
- Must not contain language or contents that in any way disparages or defames or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, their practice or products or any person or entity as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion;
- Must not contain content that is inconsistent with Sponsor’s marketing practices;
- Must not contain, mention, refer, or otherwise allude to any obscene, lewd, violent, illegal, offensive, hateful, disparaging, or inappropriate words, language, symbols, signs, or abbreviations;
- Must not advocate or denigrate any political or societal beliefs;
- Must not contain, mention, refer, or otherwise allude to any political or religious references, statements, or symbols;
- Must not contain words or symbols that may be considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or socioeconomic group; and
- Must not in any way promote alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco (or the use of any of the preceding).
NOTE: Applicants understand and acknowledge that Sponsor, in their sole discretion, after its good faith consideration and review of a Submission in its totality, reserve the right to accept or reject a Submission. Additionally, Sponsor reserves the right at any time during the Contest and thereafter to disqualify any Submission that Sponsor determines, in their sole discretion, does not comply with these Official Terms & Conditions or otherwise contains, or uses, prohibited or inappropriate content, and the Applicant may also be disqualified from participation in the Contest.
4. CONTEST EVALUATION, SELECTION & VERIFICATION PROCESS: Only Submissions from eligible Applicants as defined in Section 1 above whose Submissions are in compliance with Section 3 will be included for selection as stated herein. The Contest will consist of one (1) round of evaluation every quarter. Evaluators may be referred to herein collectively as “Contest Evaluators.”
(A) ROUND ONE EVALUATION PERIOD: All eligible Entries received by Sponsor by the posted submission deadline be evaluated and assigned points by a panel of Contest Evaluators comprised of Sponsor’s designated administrative, marketing, and professional experts in accordance with the following criteria:
Responses will be judged, evaluated, and assigned a number of points based on the following:
- Applicant’s image post on social media showing the branded lip balm anywhere in the world and correctly using the Contest hashtag #MyOSGSmile
Evaluation will take place at approximately the end of every quarter in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
(B) SELECTION OF THE RECIPIENT OF THE DENTAL PROCEDURE: On or about the end of every quarter or the beginning of the next quarter, the Sponsor and Contest Evaluators will select the recipient from the qualifying submissions.
The name of the potential Recipient will be determined on or about the beginning of the next quarter following the submission period and Sponsor will notify the potential Recipient either in person, by email, and/or by telephone at such time. The decisions of the Contest Evaluators and Sponsor shall be final and binding in all matters pertaining to the evaluation and selection process. Potential recipients acknowledge that they will be the subject of a background check by Sponsor or their representative so that their selection as the Recipient will not embarrass or in any way reflect negatively on Sponsor or the Contest and that they agree to the performance of said background check.
5. RESPONSIBILITIES OF ENTRANT:
(A) REPRESENTATIONS/WARRANTIES AS CONDITIONS OF ENTRY/PARTICIPATION IN CONTEST: By participating in this Contest, an Applicant represents and warrants that: (i) she/he is of the legal capacity to participate in this Contest; (ii) she/he owns all rights and title to his/her Submission and the Submission is solely his/her own original work; (iii) the Submission does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Additionally, an Applicant represents and warrants that throughout his/her participation in this Contest, she/he will conduct himself/herself in an appropriate manner and not engage in any behavior or manner that would embarrass Sponsor or Contest Entities, or reflect negatively on Sponsor’s practice, service or products.
(B) GRANTS/WAIVERS: By submitting a Submission, an Applicant assigns to Sponsor, their affiliates, legal representatives, assistants, agents, and licensees an irrevocable, exclusive, unlimited, unconditional, royalty-free, fully paid-up and perpetual license to copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit, reproduce, encode, store, and/or otherwise use, reuse, or not use his or her Submission or any portion of the Submission, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the said licensees, in their sole discretion in the Contest in any and all media without limitation, worldwide and throughout perpetuity, without additional compensation, notice to or approval from the Applicant. Applicant understands and agrees that although she/he has granted the above-stated licensee to use or reuse his Submission or any portion thereof as stated hereinabove, Sponsor in its sole discretion may elect not to so use said Submission. THE APPLICANT REPRESENTS, UNDERSTANDS, AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT SHE/HE WILL NOT BE PAID FOR OR RECEIVE ANY FORM OF COMPENSATION OR ROYALTY IN EXCHANGE FOR GRANTING SPONSOR THESE RIGHTS OR FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT USE OF SUCH SUBMISSION OR ANY PORTION THEREOF BY SPONSOR OTHER THAN ANY SCHOLARSHIP SHE/HE MAY RECEIVE HEREIN. The Applicant waives all intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights, or other legal or moral rights that might limit or preclude Sponsor’s use of the Submission or any portion thereof or use of any recordings, photos or videos taken during the interviews, or follow-up interviews and appointments and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against Contest Entities arising out of or connected to the use of any of the aforementioned or any portion thereof.
(C) INDEMNIFICATION/RELEASE: By submitting a Submission, the Applicant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements) brought or asserted by any third party against any of them due to, or arising out of, the Submission or his/her conduct in creating the Submission or other actions in connection with this Contest, including, but not limited to, claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, work product, violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy, or defamation. The Applicant further agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Entities from any and all claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes his/her rights with regard to the Submission and/or any portion thereof.
6. INTERNET/LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Contest Entities resulting from an individual’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest. The Contest Entities are not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections; for miscommunications; failed telephone or computer transmissions; for jumbled, scrambled, or misdirected entries or transmissions; for phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software or program malfunctions, failures or difficulties; for other errors, omissions, interruptions or deletions of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; or for any damage to any person's computer related to participating in the Contest. The Contest Entities are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; or for any technical or human errors that may occur in the processing of any information in the Contest. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest, as solely determined by Sponsor, may be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution. Any person attempting to apply using multiple email addresses, multiple identities, or any other device or artifice to apply multiple times or to interfere with the proper play of the Contest may be disqualified from participation in the Contest. Additionally, any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third-party or like methods to participate in the Contest will void any attempted participation affected by such methods and may lead to the disqualification of the individual utilizing the same. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual found, in its sole opinion, to be tampering with the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Terms & Conditions or to be acting with the intent to disrupt the intended operation of the Contest. If Sponsor, in their sole discretion, determines that the Contest is not or may not be capable of running as intended because of viruses, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, an insufficient number of Applicants, Semi-Finalists or the Recipient not being in compliance with these Official Terms & Conditions, or any other causes that corrupt or interfere or may corrupt or interfere with the administration, security, fairness or proper play and/or intended execution of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Contest and proceed in a manner deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR ANY RELATED WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE TO THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
8. PUBLICITY RIGHTS: By participating in this Contest, an Applicant agrees to allow Sponsor’s designees the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, photos and/or likeness, videos, and statements for Contest, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including, but not limited to, on the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review, or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law.
9. RELEASE: By participating in this Contest, each Applicant releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Contest Entities from and against any and all costs, claims, damages (including without limitation, any special, incidental or consequential damages) or any other injury, whether due to negligence or otherwise, to person(s) or property (including, without limitation, death or violation of any personal rights, such as violation of right of publicity/privacy, libel, or slander), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest.
10. DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Contest, an Applicant agrees that: (a) except as otherwise specifically set forth in these Official Terms & Conditions, any action arising out of or relating to these Official Terms & Conditions or the rights and obligations of any Applicant and/or Sponsor shall be filed exclusively in The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the appropriate New Jersey State Court located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, or the appropriate county court located in Middlesex County, New Jersey; and Applicant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such court for the purposes of litigating any such action, and any right to a trial by jury is hereby waived; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with these Official Terms & Conditions, and/or the rights and obligations of any Applicant and/or Sponsor, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred and in no event will Applicant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; (d) under no circumstances will Applicant be permitted to obtain injunctive or other equitable relief and Applicant’s sole remedy will be an action at law for damages to the extent allowed by sub-paragraphs (c) and (e) of this Section 11; and (e) under no circumstances will Applicant be permitted, and Applicant hereby waives all rights, to: (i) claim punitive, exemplary, special, incidental, indirect and consequential damages and any other damages (whether due to negligence or otherwise), other than for actual out-of-pocket costs described in (c) above; and (ii) have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Terms & Conditions, or the rights and obligations of any Applicant and/or Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of New Jersey without giving effect or regard to any principles or doctrines of conflicts of law of the Commonwealth of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction. If any provision or provisions of these Official Terms & Conditions shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
11. GENERAL: Each Applicant waives any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Terms & Conditions. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a selected participant based on an email address, the selected participant entry will be declared made by the person identified in the registration upon applying. All federal, state and local laws apply. The Contest is void in jurisdictions other than those stated above and wherever prohibited.
12. IMPORTANT: This Contest is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Meta, Google, or other social platforms. Each Applicant understands that they are providing their information to Sponsor and their designees only. The information an Applicant provides will only be used as stated in these Official Terms & Conditions. By participating in the Contest, each Applicant releases and agrees to indemnify Meta, Google, or any other social platforms and hold them harmless from and against any and all costs, claims, damages (including, without limitation, any special, incidental or consequential damages) or any other injury, whether due to negligence or otherwise, to person(s) or property (including, without limitation, death or violation of any personal rights, such as violation of right of publicity/privacy, libel or slander), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest.
13. NAME OF RECIPIENT: To obtain the name of the Recipient, send a properly stamped self-addressed envelope, postmarked to Lip Balm Recipient List, 109 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Sponsor: Oral Surgery Group