Vitamin M Contest Rules

Purpose: The IIN Vitamin M Contest is designed to allow eligible students, graduates and non-students of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition  ("Participants") to post a photo or video about how you or a mother you know is making health changes for her family, community, or world. Judges will choose the winning entry, and prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules.

Sponsor: Institute for Integrative Nutrition, East 28th St., New York, NY 10016

Binding Agreement: By participating in this Contest and/or accepting any prize, you agree to be bound by and to comply with the terms of these Rules. Because these Rules form a legally binding agreement with respect to this Contest, please read them carefully. If you do not agree to the Rules, you are not eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any prize.

Participant Eligibility: Contest is open to graduates and current students of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). The Contest is also open to members of the general public who have not previously enrolled at IIN. Students who have withdrawn from IIN are excluded from entry. Employees of IIN, or immediate family members thereof, are also excluded. IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine the eligibility of Participants. Participants must be at 18 years of age or older. Any IIN students who apply must be in good financial standing (i.e., no past due balances) in order to be eligible to participate. No purchase necessary.

How to Enter: Participants will be entered to win upon valid submission of their entry/entries by submitting photo and YouTube video links to between 9:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 4, 2012 and will end at 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Only participants who submit a valid application will be considered. Submissions must include participants full name, email address, original high resolution photo, and a brief description of how they are making a difference in their family and/or community. If they are nominating another person, they must include that person’s full name and email along with each entry. Only one entry per person is permitted. Participants may only enter individually. IIN may disqualify participants whom it believes to be violating the Rules, or for any other reason that IIN determines to be improper conduct. Violation of the Rules may include, but is not limited to, using multiple email addresses and/or identities to enter the Contest more than once. IIN will decide, in its sole discretion, which applicants will be considered for the grand prize.

Determination of Winner: Eligible photos and videos will be reviewed by IIN staff who will use the following criteria to judge the photos and videos:

  • All entries must have a completed application form and applicants will have agreed to these terms and conditions.
  • Submissions will be judged on:
    • the description of how you are changing the health of your family and/or community;
    • how your nominated mom is changing the health of their family and/or community; and
    • the level of creativity, originality, and authenticity of the your story
    • IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify criteria used in determining winners.

Contest Period and Scope: Contest begins at 9:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 4, 2012 and will end at 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Void where prohibited.

Prizes:  Winners will be eligible to win:

1st Place: One (1) first place winner will receive full tuition to Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. Current student or graduates of IIN will be able to give this gift to a deserving person of their choice.

2 Runner Ups: $1500 SpaFinder gift card.

10 additional winners: $100 SpaFinder gift card.

Gift cards will be awarded in the name of the winner only.  Scholarships must be redeemed within one year of the award. IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of substantially similar value in the event the prize is unavailable or delivery is impractical.

Chances of Winning: Chance of winning depends on the total number of valid entries received during the course of the Contest.

Photo and Video Eligibility: By entering the Contest, participants agree that their submissions will conform to the following rules of eligibility:

(1)  With the exception of the INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION® trademark and other IIN trademarks and logos (IIN™, Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, the IIN Spiral, etc.), photo or video submissions must not include any other third party trademarks, logos or brands which may be found on clothing, accessories, on printed materials such as posters and signs, etc.

(2)  Photo or video submissions must not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about other people, companies or products.

(3)  Photo or video submissions must not contain any specific personal contact information about yourself or others, including but not limited to, phone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, mailing addresses, license plates, business names, websites, social networking site information (e.g., MySpace, Facebook), or other such contact information.

(4)  Photo or video submissions may not depict in any way the name or likeness of any celebrity.

(5)  Photo or video submissions must not include other’s copyrighted works, images or other proprietary material.

(6)  Photo or video submissions must not violate any law.

(7)  Photo or video submissions must not contain any derogatory, offensive, obscene or inappropriate material.

All photo and video submissions, including, without limitation, any materials contained within any photo submission, will become the exclusive property of IIN who may publish, reproduce, print, display or modify the photos for any purpose whatsoever. Uses may include, but are not limited to, promotion of IIN, including on the web, in print publications, and as distributed to the media.  No photo will be returned once submitted.

Conduct: By entering the Contest, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Participant it finds to be: (1) ineligible for participation under the terms of these Rules; (2) tampering, or attempting to tamper with the entry process or any IIN service or process; (3) violating the Rules; (4) violating any other IIN terms of service, conditions of use or general rules of any IIN property or service; (5) is past due on any balances or otherwise not in good standing with IIN; or (6) acting in inappropriate or disruptive manner, or with intent to harass, intimidate, annoy, abuse, or threaten any other person. Any attempt by a Participant or any other individual to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, IIN reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Announcement of Winner: Winners will be contacted by email.

Award and Acceptance of Prize: Winner must contact IIN indicating acceptance or rejection of prize, as instructed in the email announcing the award, within 7 days of the email’s send date.  Failure to respond, or return of any prize notification, may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Upon acceptance of prize, winner grants IIN permission to use winner’s name and likeness to administer and promote the Contest and IIN, and to conduct media interviews and promotional events without any additional compensation, attribution, notification or permission. In the event that the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, that prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate.

General Conditions:

IIN’s decisions are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Participants are not entitled to any compensation whatsoever for completing an application and/or submitting an entry.

Prize is awarded “as is” with absolutely no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, from IIN. No transfer, cash equivalent or substitution of the prize is allowed, except at IIN’s sole discretion. No responsibility is accepted by IIN for any additional expenses that may arise in connection with ownership or use of any Contest prize. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IIN disclaims any and all representations and warranties in connection with this Contest and any prize.

IIN is not responsible for any typographical, technological, processing or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Prize. Participants certify that they have complied with the Rules.

SpaFinder, Inc. and YouTube, LLC (including their respective affiliated companies/brands) are not sponsors or otherwise affiliated with this Contest.

No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures: To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief, or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and you expressly waive any and all such rights.

Limitations on Liability: To the maximum extent permitted by law, you indemnify and agree to keep indemnified IIN at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission by you and/or a breach of any warranty by you set forth herein. You indemnify and agree to keep indemnified IIN at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses for or in respect of which IIN will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by you under these rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to these rules by you. This indemnification shall explicitly include any infringement of any copyright or other intellectual property rights in any photo or video submission. You agree to hold IIN, its respective directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest and/or use or acceptance of any prize won. The indemnifications discussed in this paragraph shall extend to IIN’s directors, officers, members, employees, and volunteers.

Choice of Law: This Agreement and all of its terms shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the conflicts of law principles thereof.  Any disputes arising out of or pertaining to this Agreement shall be adjudicated in federal or state court in New York County, New York. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Severability: If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.