"Airpura School Nomination” Contest/Sweepstakes
The “Airpura School Nomination” Contest/Sweepstakes (the “Contest”) is intended for legal residents of the United States of America (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec and territories) and shall only be construed and evaluated according to applicable U.S. law, Canadian law, and applicable state/province law. Do not enter this Contest if you are not a U.S. or Canadian resident or are otherwise ineligible to enter in accordance with these Official Rules at the time of entry. The Contest is sponsored by Airpura Industries Inc, 5510 boul. des Rossignols Laval, QC, Canada H7L5W6 (the “Sponsor”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States of America (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) or Canada (excluding residents of the province of Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or have reached the age of majority in their respective state/province of residence at the time of entry (the “Entrants”). Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, the Administrator, their respective parent companies, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives and advertising and promotional agencies, and the officers, directors, agents, and employees of each of the foregoing, and members of their immediate families (defined as including spouse, biological, adoptive and step-parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are NOT eligible to participate in this Contest. Non-eligibility or non-compliance with any of these Official Rules will result in disqualification. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. (For the avoidance of doubt, any references in these Rules to Entrants shall also include the Entrants who are deemed the Winners (as defined below)).
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Winning a Prize (defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
TIMING: The Nomination Period of the Contest will begin at 12:00:01 am on August 23, 2021, and end at 11:59:59 pm ET on September 6, 2021 (“Nomination Period”). The Voting Period of the Contest will begin at 12:00:01 am on September 8, 2021 and end at 11:59:59 pm ET on September 15, 2021 (“Voting Period”). The Finalist Period of the Contest will begin at 12:00:01 am on September 20, 2021 and end at 11:59:59 pm ET on September 27, 2021 (“Finalist Period”). The Sponsor’s database clock is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Nomination Period, eligible Entrants can submit a nomination by visiting the Sponsor’s Contest website, https://airpura.com/pages/contest (the “Website”). At the Website, Entrants will be asked to complete the Contest registration form requesting the Entrant’s full name, email address, cell phone number, school they wish to nominate, city and state of nominated school, and reason why their selected school deserves to be nominated. NOTE: Only primary (elementary), middle, and high schools are eligible for nomination.
Canada: Public schools only. No private schools are allowed to participate.
USA: Both public and private schools are allowed to participate.
By completing the Contest registration form and providing a written response, an Entrant will receive one (1) Contest entry AND one (1) Sweepstakes entry. All entries need to be submitted using the English language only. The Entrant is responsible for all costs associated with entry. In the event that more than one of exactly the same written response is submitted, only the first submission received shall be accepted.
Bonus Sweepstakes Entries: Entrants can earn additional chances to win the Sweepstakes Prize (listed below) through any of the following Bonus Entry Actions:
-Refer a friend: Entrants also have the opportunity to earn bonus entries via the post-entry refer-a-friend feature. Entrants will be given a unique URL address to share with their friends. For every friend that enters the Sweepstakes thru the unique URL, the original referrer will receive ten (10) bonus entries.
-Facebook: Visit the Sponsor on Facebook through the provided link and receive ten (10) bonus entries. Limit ten (10) bonus entries (through this feature) per Entrant.
-Instagram: Visit the Sponsor on Instagram through the provided link and receive ten (10) bonus entries. Limit ten (10) bonus entries (through this feature) per Entrant.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/RESTRICTIONS: In order to be eligible, entries must actually be received by Sponsor during the Nomination Period. Entries received by Sponsor before the start of the Nomination Period or after the end of the Nomination Period will be discarded and deemed VOID. Those who do not follow all of the instructions or do not abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor will be disqualified.
Entrants represent and warrant that their submitted entry is the original work of the Entrant, has not been previously published, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity and must have been created in a legal and safe manner. If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant or provided by the Sponsor, and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is identifiable in the entry (collectively, the “Clearances”).
By submitting an entry, an Entrant warrants and represents that he or she consents to the submission and use of the entry in the Contest. By submitting an entry, each Entrant: 1) irrevocably grants Sponsor a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive license throughout the world to use, re-use, copy, publish, republish in whole or in part, edit, add to, modify, and rearrange the entry in whatever media, including, without limitation, to edit, rearrange, and/or copy the entry for use in the Contest of Sponsor's products and services, without further permission, consideration or payment to the Entrant, except where prohibited; 2) warrants and represents that the Entry is entirely the original creation/work of the Entrant and that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights, title, claim or interest of any third party; and 3) certify that Entrant is the creator and sole copyright owner of the Entry.
Entries may not contain any image or depiction of the following: (i) materials which include or constitute trademarks, trade names or copyrighted works created or owned by any person or entity other than Entrant or for which the Entrant has not obtained owner’s written permission to use (Sponsor’s discretion; does not apply to Sponsor’s name or products); (ii) materials bearing profanities, or bearing the name or likeness of any celebrity, living or dead; (iii) materials which contain visible identifiable or potentially identifiable information, including but not limited to, phone numbers, website links, street addresses, email addresses or license plate numbers; (iv) inappropriate behavior for a general audience; (v) any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; (vi) violence in any form; (vi) materials which violate anyone’s reasonable privacy expectations, violate any known agreement, or which are defamatory in nature; (viii) materials which are derogatory to Sponsor, or any affiliated entity or person; (ix) materials which are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference; (x) materials in which any person identifiably appears unless Entrant has obtained an appropriate written release from such person granting all rights required herein; and, (xi) materials which do not comply with all other requirements in these Official Rules. Entries that do not conform to these guidelines will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to reject or disqualify any entry which Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines to be inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the Official Rules or potentially damaging to its, the Contest’s, or another’s image or reputation.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Contest is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to (i) disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and/or (ii) cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award Prizes (defined below) using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE; THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
SWEEPSTAKES WINNER DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The Sweepstakes Prize drawing will be conducted by the Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Prize drawing will be conducted on or about September 28, 2021. One (1) Third Prize Winner (“Winner”) will be selected in the drawing.
Odds of winning the Third Prize will depend on the total number of eligible Sweepstakes entries received during the Nomination Period. The potential Third Prize Winner will be notified by the Sponsor (or Administrator) via phone or email. Winners will be announced on or around September 30.
SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE: The Third Prize Winner, upon the Administrator’s confirmation of eligibility, will receive a Airpura Air Purifier (“Third Prize”). The Third Prize has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $800.
CONTEST WINNER DETERMINATION/NOTIFICATION: Following the conclusion of the Nomination Period, the Sponsor will commence the Voting Period of the Contest. During this time, the Sponsor will make all eligible Contest entries (nominations) available for public voting at the Website. The general public will be invited to visit the Website and vote for the school that they find most deserving of the Grand Prize. Limit one (1) vote per person per day and limit one (1) vote per IP address per day. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any vote(s)/voter(s) deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the Voting process; (b) submitting more than the maximum number of votes allowed per day; or (c) violating these Official Rules in any way. In addition, Entrants (or voters) are not allowed to use or promote the use any voting board or voting forum to increase their vote total. Any Entrant/voter suspected of using or promoting use of a voting board or voting forum may be subject to disqualification, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entrants/voters may not incentivize voting through the use personal giveaways, Sweepstakes, or Contests. Any Entrant found attempting to violate or encourage violation of the voting limits and restrictions will be disqualified. The twenty (20) schools that receive the most votes during the Voting Period will be named Contest Finalists (“Contest Finalists”). Regardless of the results of the Voting Period, ultimate Contest Finalist determination is subject to the Sponsor’s approval.
During the Finalist Period, all Contest Finalist schools will again be made available for voting at the Website. All voting rules and restrictions listed above will apply. The Grand Prize Winner will be determined based on the following criteria:
- 50% Voting – Number of votes each Contest Finalist school receives during the Finalist Period
- 25% Need – Sponsor’s determination of the school’s need of the Grand Prize based on the Entrant’s description during Contest registration.
- 25% Creativity – Sponsor’s determination Entrant’s creativity in description during Contest registration.
One (1) potential Grand Prize Winner and ten (10) potential First Prize Winners will be selected based on the judges’ scoring/ranking according to the aforementioned criteria. All decisions of the Sponsor (and appointed judge(s)) are final and binding. The Entrant that nominated the Grand Prize-winning school will be deemed the potential Second Prize Winner. All potential Prize Winners will be contacted by the Sponsor (or Administrator) via phone and/or email. NOTE: The Grand Prize and First Prizes will be awarded directly to the nominated schools, not the nominator.
CONTEST PRIZES: Contest Prizes are as follows:
Prize Value Number of Winners
Grand Prize 20 Airpura Air Purifiers $16,000.00 1
First Prize Airpura Air Purifier- $800.00 10
Second Prize Airpura Air Purifier- $800.00 1
Airpura Air purifier- to entrant who nominated grand prize school winner first $800.00 1
Total Contest Prize Pool $24,800.00
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Limit one (1) Prize per person/school. All other expenses associated with Prize acceptance or usage not specifically mentioned herein are the responsibility of the Winners. NOTE: Substitution, assignment or transfer of the Prize is not permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the Prize with another of equal or greater value.
By accepting the Prize, the Winners agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the Prize. The potential Second & Third Prize Winners must each sign and return to the Sponsor, within five (5) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release in order to claim their Prize. Note: The Affidavit sent to a potential Second or Third Prize Winner will require that the Winner provide their Social Security Number to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Winners will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of their Prize. The Second and Third Prize Winners must note that the value of their Prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the Prize. The Winners are solely responsible for all matters relating to their Prize after it is awarded. If a Prize or Prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential winner, if a potential Winner cannot be reached or does not comply with notification instructions within five (5) business days from the first notification attempt, if a potential Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if a potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected. For a Contest Prize, an alternate Winner will be based on the results of the Finalist Period. For the Sweepstakes Prize, an alternate Winner will be selected in a second random drawing from all eligible entries received. The Sponsors are not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a selected entrant to receive notification or for the Sponsors to receive a selected entrant’s response.
By accepting the Prize, where permitted by law, the Winners grant to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time their full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification.
IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE.
By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Contest or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prizes. The Winners also acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize. The Sponsor will not be held liable if the equipment cannot be delivered because of a third party’s decision or fault, (i.e. customs, delivery services).
DISPUTES: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of Entrants, Administrator, and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec, 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 or jurisdiction’s laws. By participating in the Contest, Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the Province of Quebec; (iii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event will attorney fees be awarded or recoverable; (iv) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, special damages, lost profits, other damages, and/or any rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; and (v) Entrant’s remedies are limited to a claim for money damages (if any) and he/she waives any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief.
SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.
MISCELLANEOUS: These Official Rules contain the full and complete understanding with respect to the Contest and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings, whether oral or written. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of these Official Rules, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. No amendment to, or waiver of, any provision of these Official Rules shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both Sponsor and Administrator. The waiver by Sponsor or Administrator of any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any other provision herein. The rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by Entrant, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Sponsor, and any attempted assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. These Official Rules shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the permitted successors and assigns of Sponsor, Administrator, and Entrant.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of each Winner (available after September 22, 2021), please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by November 15, 2021, to: ASC/VS Airpura Contest Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.