Contest Terms

The documents below set forth the Official Rules and terms and conditions of contests and promotions sponsored by Andis Company. To view the documents, by which all participants are bound, expand the + symbol located next to the relevant document.

Andis Groom Nation Ambassador Terms and Conditions
AndisGroomNation Social Media Ambassador Search

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The AndisGroomNation Social Media Ambassador Search (the “Search”) will be used to select participants for Andis Grooming’s Social Media Ambassador Team (a/k/a “AndisGroomNation”) based upon quality of grooming and/or clipping/fitting examples, social media presence in a manner that would reflect favorably upon Sponsor and the quality of their written submission in the entry.  Entries will be judged by judges appointed by Andis Company (the “Sponsor” of the Search and sometimes referred to in these Official Rules as “Andis”).  An individual participating in any aspect of the Search is sometimes referred to in these Official Rules as an entrant (or “Entrant”).

Submitting an entry constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Search.

Individuals who are selected as potential Andis Social Media Ambassadors will be required to sign Andis’s Social Media Ambassador Agreement (the “Social Media Agreement”) and participate in Social Media Ambassador orientation (if offered) before being designated as an Ambassador and receiving the equipment and other items provided to Ambassadors.  During the tenure as an Andis Social Media Ambassador, each Ambassador will be required to post 2-3 images and video Instagram a month featuring the product that they were sent or a finished groom that they created using the product that they were sent. They will be required to use the hashtag #AndisGroomNation and to tag @AndisGrooming in their posts. They will also be required to use the hashtag #sponsored to comply with FTC requirements.

Timing: The Andis Groom Nation Social Media Ambassador Search begins 9 a.m. Central Time on 7/17/2020 and ends 11:59 p.m. Central Time on 8/5/2020 (the “Search Period”).

Eligibility: The Search is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old and of the legal age of majority or older in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Employees of Andis Company its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, including Ideas That Evoke (collectively the “Search Indemnities”) and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

How to Enter the Search: To enter the Search, during the Search Period visit the #AndisGroomNation landing page which can be found at andis.com/AndisGroomNation2020 and fill out the form accurately and completely during the Search Period. You must have an Instagram account to be considered. The information submitted in the form is referred to as an “Entry”.  Your Instagram account must be set to “public” to be entered in the Search so that your grooming and/or clipping/fitting work can be seen by the general public.  Limit one entry per person.

Entry Requirements:  Entries must comply with these Official Rules as well as the rules applicable to Facebook. All Entries must be suitable for family audiences.  Without limitation, this means that the Entry and anything accompanying the Entry (including, without limitation, account handle, tags and captions) must not comply with these requirements:
 
  • Entry may not have content where there is a result in any injury or bodily harm, or you are engaging in activity where there is a likelihood of injury or bodily harm;
 
  • Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group);
 
  • Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
 
  • Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to applicable laws;
 
  • Entry must not feature alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, fireworks, firearms and ammunitions, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, nutritional supplements, lotteries or gambling.
 
  • Entry must not contain content that is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading.
 
  • Entry must not violate or infringe any third-party copyright, trademark, logo, or other proprietary right of any entity or person (living or deceased), including, but not limited to rights of privacy, publicity or portrayal in a false light.
 
  • Entry must not make reference to or show any non-Andis trademarks / branding, advertising or promotions (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, charities, slogans, political, or religious statements). 
 
  • Entry must not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.
 
  • Entrants and all submitted Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image/Andis brand image as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, or Entry will be disqualified from the Search.  
 
  • Entrants and all submitted Entries may not depict or reference any other company or entity, including Andis’ competitors or their products. Entries may not be disparaging or defamatory. 
 
  • Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.

Any Entry not in compliance with the above or that does not meet the Search requirements will be disqualified.

Rights in Entries:  By entering the Search, you agree that (a) you have read or had read to you these Official Rules and are in agreement with them, (b) you have received permission for the use of the likeness and image of all identifiable people appearing in your submitted Entry Photo and to grant to Andis the rights contemplated in the Official Rules.  By submitting an Entry in connection with the Search you represent and warrant to Andis that (i) your Entry is your own original work, that you are the photographer of the submitted Entry Photo and that you have the sole right to submit it to the Search (or if you have had someone else take the submitted Entry Photo at your direction, then you represent and warrant that you have secured all rights from the photographer to submit it in this Promotion as your Entry and to grant the rights to Andis contemplated in these Official Rules); (ii) your Entry does not violate in any way rights of third parties, including but not limited to copyright and other intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights; (iii) your Entry does not violate any applicable laws; (iv) you have obtained all necessary licenses or permissions from all applicable third parties required for the production and submission of the Entry in the Search and use by Andis as contemplated in these Official Rules; (v) the posting and/or display of your Entry or other use by Andis or those deriving rights through Andis will not violate the rights of any parties or otherwise breach any provision of any applicable law or regulation; (vi) Andis has your irrevocable permission for the posting of any and all information included in your Entry in connection with any permitted use of your Entry; and (vii) use and posting of the Entry or any part of the Entry provided by you in any manner in connection with the Search or as otherwise permitted by these Official Rules may be made without any notice, review, approval, consideration or compensation (except for any awarded prize as contemplated in these Official Rules), regardless of whether your Entry is a winning Entry.  By submitting your Entry to Andis in connection with the Search you agree to and thereby waive any and all moral rights that exist in your Entry and any derivative works made therefrom.  All entrants hereby grant to Andis an everlasting, royalty-free, assignable, irrevocable, unrestricted license to use, utilize, replicate, alter, adapt, modify, publish, perform, broadcast, translate, produce derivative works from, distribute, present, display, sublicense and exercise all copyright and other intellectual property and other rights with respect to each Entry worldwide and/or to include, in part or in whole, each Entry in other works in any media now known or later created, anywhere and forever, including in connection with promoting and advertising of and by Andis, without further review, notice, approval, consideration or compensation.  Except where legally prohibited, by submitting your Entry you irrevocably agree that your name and city and state of residence may be used in connection with the permitted use of the rights contemplated by this paragraph.  In Andis’s sole discretion, anyone appearing in the Entry (or the parent/legal guardian of any minors) may be required to execute and return consent forms / releases confirming the representations, warranties and grants of rights contemplated in the Official Rules.  

Judging of Entries; Notification of Selected Entrants:  At the conclusion of the Search Period, on or about August 6, 2020, judges selected by Sponsor will review the Entries and determine the top scoring Entries (which will be deemed the winner subject to verification and compliance with the Official Rules), based on the following criteria, with the corresponding weights:
 
  • (1) Quality of grooming and/or clipping/fitting examples (30%);
  • (2) Social media presence in a manner that would reflect favorably upon Sponsor (including audience size and engagement) (50%); and
  • (3) Quality of the written submission in the entry (20%).

(these three criteria are referred to as the “Judging Criteria”).   In the event that there is a tie among the highest judged Entries after such judging that would impact the determination of a potential winner, such tied Entries will be re-judged based solely on criterion “Social Media Presence,” namely, the number of followers and the level of engagement of those followers. Sponsor will attempt to notify the Entrants who have been selected by email and/or correspondence to the address provided at the time of registration within one week of the judging. Subject to receiving sufficient entries of suitable quality as determined by Sponsor, a total of thirty (30) entrants may be selected to join AndisGroomNation for a one year term. In the event that an insufficient number of quality entries are received to designate 20 Entrants to join AndisGroomNation, fewer Entrants will be selected. To be confirmed a winner and invited to join AndisGroomNation, each selected entrant will be required to sign and return within seven (7) days of notification attempt, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) and affirmation of assignment of rights (the “Affidavit”) and the “Social Media Agreement” or the opportunity to join AndisGroomNation will be forfeited.  Following timely receipt of the Affidavit and confirmation by Sponsor of compliance with the Official Rules, a selected entrant will be confirmed a winner and will receive the items as designated in these Official Rules. 

Each winner further agrees that Sponsor may release his or her name to persons requesting the names of the winners of the Search.  Non-compliance or the return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.   A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the social media account(s) associated with the selected entry.  If a dispute as to identification of an entrant for a particular entry cannot be resolved, Sponsor may deem the entry ineligible.  

Except if winner is a resident of TN, or where prohibited by law, by accepting prize, winner grants permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without additional compensation.

Prizes:  The individuals who are determined as winners of the Search and who complete the obligations in accordance with these official rules and the Social Media Agreement will receive Andis products which may include clippers, trimmers, brushes, and the like. Aggregate retail value of products provided to winners during the 12-month AndisGroomNation Ambassador period will be at least one thousand dollars ($1000).



General Rules: By participating in the Search, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be considered final on all matters relating to the Search. All Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account submitted at the time of Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a Facebook account by Facebook. The Search Indemnities are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Search or by any human error which may occur in the Search. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Search if any aspect of the Search becomes technically corrupted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Search; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Search may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor and its agencies and each party’s respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Search or the awarding of prizes. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Search or use or use of prize.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the operation of the Search; violates the Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use or attempt to use multiple e-mail accounts or other tactics to enter more than the stated limit of this Search may result in disqualification and all associated Entries will be void.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or similar entry or voting methods will void all such entries or votes by such methods and persons using any similar methods will be disqualified. Each online entry submission and vote must be entered by the individual entrant or visitor as the case may be. 
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: BY PARTICIPATING IN ANY ASPECT OF THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, THE SEARCH INDEMNITIES,  AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATED ENTITIES, AGENTS, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND ASSIGNS, MEMBERS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN ANY PART OF THE CONTEST (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PREPARING FOR OR PARTICIPATING IN OR SUBMITTING ANY ENTRY AND/OR FROM ANY CONTEST RELATED ACTIVITY) OR RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.  EACH ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE OUT OF POCKET COST OF PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SEARCH INDEMNITIES BE LIABLE FOR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES AND EACH ENTRANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.  YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS AND RELEASE EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEFAMATION, INVASION OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY, PUBLICITY OR PERSONALITY OR ANY SIMILAR MATTER, RELATING TO THE CONTEST, THE OPERATION THEREOF, OR ANY ENTRY, OR BASED UPON OR RELATING TO THE USE AND EXPLOITATION OF THE ENTRY AS CONTEMPLATED HEREIN, EITHER INTENTIONALLY OR OTHERWISE. YOU HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND ARE FULLY FAMILIAR WITH THEM. 
Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction: Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  All disputes arising out of or connected with this Search will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts encompassing Sturtevant, Wisconsin.  Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Wisconsin and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Search and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.   

Winners List: The individuals selected for AndisGroomNation in this Contest will be published on Andis social media channels when confirmed (approximately August 20, 2020).  

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Search is Andis Company, 1800 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant WI 53177, USA. Administrator: The Administrator of the Search is Ideas That Evoke, 301 South Blount Street, Madison, WI 53703, USA (the “Search Address”).

 


 
Andis Groom Nation ABC Scholarship
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Andis Groom Nation Scholarship (the “Contest”) will award one Scholarship to the Animal Behavior College’s grooming curriculum to the winning entrant as determined by the judges appointed by Andis Company (the “Sponsor” of the Contest and sometimes referred to in these Official Rules as “Andis”).  An individual participating in any aspect of the Contest is sometimes referred to in these Official Rules as an entrant (or “Entrant”).

Submitting an entry constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

Eligibility: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old and of the legal age of majority or older in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Employees of Andis its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, including Ideas That Evoke (collectively the “Contest Indemnities”) and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Limit one entry per person.

Timing: The Contest begins at 5 p.m. Central Time on September 23, 2019 and ends 11:59 p.m. Central Time on October 13, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).

How to Apply: To apply for the Andis Groom Nation Scholarship to Animal Behavior College, during the Search Period visit the Andis Groom Nation Scholarship landing page which can be found at andis.com/GroomNationScholarship and fill out the form accurately and completely during the Search Period. You must have a Facebook or Instagram account to be considered. The information submitted in the form is referred to as an “Entry”.  Your Instagram account must be set to “public” to be entered in the Search so that your grooming work can be seen by the general public.  Limit one entry per person.

Judging of Entries; Notification of Potential Winner:  At the conclusion of the Contest Period, on or about October 13, 2019 judges selected by Sponsor will review the Entries and determine the top scoring Entry (which will be deemed the winner subject to verification and compliance with the Official Rules), based on the following criteria, with the corresponding weights: (1) Entrant’s reason for wanting to be a pet groomer (50%); (2) Entrant’s involvement with animal-related organizations in the community (25%); and (3) Entrant’s previous work experience or specific skills that may be transferrable to pet grooming (25%) (these three criteria are referred to as the “Judging Criteria”).   In the event that there is a tie among the highest judged Entries after such judging that would impact the determination of a potential winner, such tied Entries will be re-judged based solely on criterion “2,” namely, Entrant’s involvement in the community. Sponsor will attempt to notify the entrant who has been selected by email and/or correspondence to the address provided at the time of registration within one week of the judging. To be confirmed a winner, the selected entrant will be required to sign and return within seven (7) days of notification attempt, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) and affirmation of assignment of rights (the “Affidavit”) or the applicable prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be determined.  Following timely receipt of the Affidavit and confirmation by Sponsor of compliance with the Official Rules, a selected entrant will be confirmed a winner and will receive the prize as designated in these Official Rules. 

Each prize winner further agrees that Sponsor may release his or her name to persons requesting the names of the winners of the Contest.  Non-compliance or the return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.   A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the Contest Site associated with the selected entry.  If a dispute as to identification of an entrant for a particular entry cannot be resolved, Sponsor may deem the entry ineligible.  

Except if winner is a resident of TN, or where prohibited by law, by accepting prize, winner grants permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without additional compensation.

Entry Requirements:  Entries must comply with these Official Rules All Entries must be suitable for family audiences.  Without limitation, this means that the Entry must not comply with these requirements:
 
  • Entry may not have content where there is a result in any injury or bodily harm, or you are engaging in activity where there is a likelihood of injury or bodily harm;
 
  • Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group)j;
 
  • Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
 
  • Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to applicable laws;
 
  • Entry must not reference alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, fireworks, firearms and ammunitions, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, nutritional supplements, lotteries or gambling.
 
  • Entry must not contain content that is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading.
 
  • Entry must not violate or infringe any third-party copyright, trademark, logo, or other proprietary right of any entity or person (living or deceased), including, but not limited to rights of privacy, publicity or portrayal in a false light.
 
  • Entry must not make reference to or show any non-Andis trademarks / branding, advertising or Contests (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, charities, slogans, political, or religious statements). 
 
  • Entry must not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.  
 
  • Entrants and all submitted Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image/Andis brand image as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, or Entry will be disqualified from the Contest. The Entry must not disparage persons or organizations associated with Sponsor.
 
  • Entrants and all submitted Entries may not depict or reference any other company or entity, including Andis’s competitors or their products. Entries may not be disparaging or defamatory. 
 
  • Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.

Any Entry not in compliance with the above or that does not meet the Contest requirements will be disqualified.

Rights in Entries:  By entering the Contest, you agree that (a) you have read or had read to you these Official Rules and are in agreement with them, (b) you have received permission for the use of the likeness and image of all identifiable people appearing in your submitted Entry and to grant to Andis the rights contemplated in the Official Rules.  By submitting an Entry in connection with the Contest you represent and warrant to Andis that (i) your Entry is your own original work and that you have the sole right to submit it to the Contest; (ii) your Entry does not violate in any way rights of third parties, including but not limited to copyright and other intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights; (iii) your Entry does not violate any applicable laws; (iv) you have obtained all necessary licenses or permissions from all applicable third parties required for the production and submission of the Entry in the Contest and use by Andis as contemplated in these Official Rules; (v) the posting and/or display of your Entry or other use by Andis or those deriving rights through Andis will not violate the rights of any parties or otherwise breach any provision of any applicable law or regulation; (vi) Andis has your irrevocable permission for the posting of any and all information included in your Entry in connection with any permitted use of your Entry; and (vii) use and posting of the Entry or any part of the Entry provided by you in any manner in connection with the Contest or as otherwise permitted by these Official Rules may be made without any notice, review, approval, consideration or compensation (except for any awarded prize as contemplated in these Official Rules), regardless of whether your Entry is a winning Entry.  By submitting your Entry to Andis in connection with the Contest you agree to and thereby waive any and all moral rights that exist in your Entry and any derivative works made therefrom.  All entrants hereby grant to Andis an everlasting, royalty-free, assignable, irrevocable, unrestricted license to use, utilize, replicate, alter, adapt, modify, publish, perform, broadcast, translate, produce derivative works from, distribute, present, display, sublicense and exercise all copyright and other intellectual property and other rights with respect to each Entry worldwide and/or to include, in part or in whole, each Entry in other works in any media now known or later created, anywhere and forever, including in connection with promoting and advertising of and by Andis, without further review, notice, approval, consideration or compensation.  Except where legally prohibited, by submitting your Entry you irrevocably agree that your name and city and state of residence may be used in connection with the permitted use of the rights contemplated by this paragraph.  In Andis’s sole discretion, anyone referenced in the Entry (or the parent/legal guardian of any minors) may be required to execute and return consent forms / releases confirming the representations, warranties and grants of rights contemplated in the Official Rules.  

Prize:  After applicable verification and subject to compliance with these Official Rules, one (1) prize determined by the judges pursuant to the process described in these Official Rules. The prize is a paid scholarship to Animal Behavior College to pursue its Pet Grooming Program (the “Program”).  The Program must be completed within one year of the award of the prize. No transfer or substitution of prize permitted except where required by law. Prize is nontransferable and no substitution of prize by winner is allowed. Sponsor may substitute prize and Sponsor reserves the right to award prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value, in its sole discretion. Sponsor and the Contest Parties assume no responsibility or liability for damages, losses, or injury resulting from acceptance or use of prize or participation in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to request from any entrant additional documentation it reasonably believes is necessary to validate any Entry or to award any prize.  All federal, state, local, municipal and provincial taxes and any expenses, costs, duties or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. 

General Conditions:  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor with respect to the Contest and the awarding of any prize, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for late or lost entries, technical, hardware, software or device malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Contest, or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information or applications in connection with this Contest. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest process, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel or modify the Contest.  If a court of competent jurisdiction deems any provision of these Official Rules invalid or unenforceable, such provisions shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted and the remaining provisions of the Official Rules shall remain in full force and effect.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the operation of the Contest; violates the Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use or attempt to use multiple e-mail accounts or other tactics to enter more than the stated limit of this Contest may result in disqualification and all associated Entries will be void.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or similar entry or voting methods will void all such entries or votes by such methods and persons using any similar methods will be disqualified. Each online entry submission and vote must be entered by the individual entrant or visitor as the case may be. 

Limitations of Liability and Release: By participating in any aspect of the contest, you agree to the full extent permitted by law to release and hold harmless sponsor, the contest parties,  and their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, agents, and all of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees and assigns, members, representatives and agents (collectively, the “released parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in any part of the contest (including, without limitation, preparing for or participating in or submitting any entry and/or from any contest related activity) or receipt or use of any prize, including property damage, personal injury or death.  Each entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the released parties’ liability will be limited to the out of pocket cost of participating in the contest, and in no event shall the contest parties be liable for attorneys’ fees, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages and each entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever.  You hereby waive all rights and release each of the released parties from any claim or cause of action, whether now known or unknown, of any kind, including but not limited to defamation, invasion of right to privacy, publicity or personality or any similar matter, relating to the contest, the operation thereof, or any entry, or based upon or relating to the use and exploitation of the entry as contemplated herein, either intentionally or otherwise. you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these official rules and are fully familiar with them. 

Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction: Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts encompassing Sturtevant, Wisconsin.  Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Wisconsin and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.   

Winners List: For the name of the prize winner, available approximately two weeks after the determination and within six months of the end of the Contest Period send a self-addressed stamped envelope (except where not required by applicable law) to Andis Groom Nation Scholarship Contest Winners List at the Contest Address. 

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is Andis Company, 1800 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant WI 53177, USA. Administrator: The Administrator of the Contest is Ideas That Evoke, Harvester Plaza, 301 South Blount Street, Madison, WI 53703, USA (the “Contest Address”).
Andis Nation Social Media Ambassadors
AndisNation Social Media Ambassador Search

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The AndisNation Social Media Ambassador Search (the “Search”) will be used to select participants for Andis’s Barber & Stylist Social Media Ambassador Team (a/k/a “AndisNation”) based upon quality of barbering/stylist examples, social media presence in a manner that would reflect favorably upon Sponsor and the quality of their written submission in the entry.  Entries will be judged by judges appointed by Andis Company (the “Sponsor” of the Search and sometimes referred to in these Official Rules as “Andis”).  An individual participating in any aspect of the Search is sometimes referred to in these Official Rules as an entrant (or “Entrant”).

Submitting an entry constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Search.

Individuals who are selected as potential Andis Social Media Ambassadors will be required to sign Andis’s Social Media Ambassador Agreement (the “Social Media Agreement”) and participate in Social Media Ambassador orientation (if offered) before being designated as an Ambassador and receiving the equipment and other items provided to Ambassadors.  During the tenure as an Andis Social Media Ambassador, each Ambassador will be required to post 2-3 images to either Facebook or Instagram a month featuring the product that they were sent or a finished cut that they created using the product that they were sent. They will be required to use the hashtag #AndisNation and to tag @AndisClippers in their posts. They will also be required to use the hashtag #sponsored to comply with FTC requirements.

Timing: The Andis Nation Social Media Ambassador Search begins 9 a.m. Central Time on 8/17/2019 and ends 11:59 p.m. Central Time on 9/6/2019 (the “Search Period”).

Eligibility: The Search is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old and of the legal age of majority or older in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Employees of Andis Company its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, including Ideas That Evoke (collectively the “Search Indemnities”) and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

How to Enter the Search: To enter the Search, during the Search Period visit the #AndisNation landing page which can be found at andis.com/AndisNation2020 and fill out the form accurately and completely during the Search Period. You must have a Facebook or Instagram account to be considered. The information submitted in the form is referred to as an “Entry”.  Your Instagram account must be set to “public” to be entered in the Search so that your barbering/styling work can be seen by the general public.  Limit one entry per person.

Entry Requirements:  Entries must comply with these Official Rules as well as the rules applicable to Facebook. All Entries must be suitable for family audiences.  Without limitation, this means that the Entry and anything accompanying the Entry (including, without limitation, account handle, tags and captions) must not comply with these requirements:
 
  • Entry may not have content where there is a result in any injury or bodily harm, or you are engaging in activity where there is a likelihood of injury or bodily harm;
 
  • Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group);
 
  • Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
 
  • Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to applicable laws;
 
  • Entry must not feature alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, fireworks, firearms and ammunitions, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, nutritional supplements, lotteries or gambling.
 
  • Entry must not contain content that is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading.
 
  • Entry must not violate or infringe any third-party copyright, trademark, logo, or other proprietary right of any entity or person (living or deceased), including, but not limited to rights of privacy, publicity or portrayal in a false light.
 
  • Entry must not make reference to or show any non-Andis trademarks / branding, advertising or promotions (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, charities, slogans, political, or religious statements). 
 
  • Entry must not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.
 
  • Entrants and all submitted Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image/Andis brand image as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, or Entry will be disqualified from the Search.  
 
  • Entrants and all submitted Entries may not depict or reference any other company or entity, including Andis’ competitors or their products. Entries may not be disparaging or defamatory. 
 
  • Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.

Any Entry not in compliance with the above or that does not meet the Search requirements will be disqualified.

Rights in Entries:  By entering the Search, you agree that (a) you have read or had read to you these Official Rules and are in agreement with them, (b) you have received permission for the use of the likeness and image of all identifiable people appearing in your submitted Entry Photo and to grant to Andis the rights contemplated in the Official Rules.  By submitting an Entry in connection with the Search you represent and warrant to Andis that (i) your Entry is your own original work, that you are the photographer of the submitted Entry Photo and that you have the sole right to submit it to the Search (or if you have had someone else take the submitted Entry Photo at your direction, then you represent and warrant that you have secured all rights from the photographer to submit it in this Promotion as your Entry and to grant the rights to Andis contemplated in these Official Rules); (ii) your Entry does not violate in any way rights of third parties, including but not limited to copyright and other intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights; (iii) your Entry does not violate any applicable laws; (iv) you have obtained all necessary licenses or permissions from all applicable third parties required for the production and submission of the Entry in the Search and use by Andis as contemplated in these Official Rules; (v) the posting and/or display of your Entry or other use by Andis or those deriving rights through Andis will not violate the rights of any parties or otherwise breach any provision of any applicable law or regulation; (vi) Andis has your irrevocable permission for the posting of any and all information included in your Entry in connection with any permitted use of your Entry; and (vii) use and posting of the Entry or any part of the Entry provided by you in any manner in connection with the Search or as otherwise permitted by these Official Rules may be made without any notice, review, approval, consideration or compensation (except for any awarded prize as contemplated in these Official Rules), regardless of whether your Entry is a winning Entry.  By submitting your Entry to Andis in connection with the Search you agree to and thereby waive any and all moral rights that exist in your Entry and any derivative works made therefrom.  All entrants hereby grant to Andis an everlasting, royalty-free, assignable, irrevocable, unrestricted license to use, utilize, replicate, alter, adapt, modify, publish, perform, broadcast, translate, produce derivative works from, distribute, present, display, sublicense and exercise all copyright and other intellectual property and other rights with respect to each Entry worldwide and/or to include, in part or in whole, each Entry in other works in any media now known or later created, anywhere and forever, including in connection with promoting and advertising of and by Andis, without further review, notice, approval, consideration or compensation.  Except where legally prohibited, by submitting your Entry you irrevocably agree that your name and city and state of residence may be used in connection with the permitted use of the rights contemplated by this paragraph.  In Andis’s sole discretion, anyone appearing in the Entry (or the parent/legal guardian of any minors) may be required to execute and return consent forms / releases confirming the representations, warranties and grants of rights contemplated in the Official Rules.  

Judging of Entries; Notification of Selected Entrants:  At the conclusion of the Search Period, on or about September 6, 2019, judges selected by Sponsor will review the Entries and determine the top scoring Entries (which will be deemed the winner subject to verification and compliance with the Official Rules), based on the following criteria, with the corresponding weights:
 
  • (1) Quality of haircut examples (30%);
  • (2) Social media presence in a manner that would reflect favorably upon Sponsor (including audience size and engagement) (50%); and
  • (3) Quality of the written submission in the entry (20%).

(these three criteria are referred to as the “Judging Criteria”).   In the event that there is a tie among the highest judged Entries after such judging that would impact the determination of a potential winner, such tied Entries will be re-judged based solely on criterion “Social Media Presence,” namely, the number of followers and the level of engagement of those followers. Sponsor will attempt to notify the Entrants who have been selected by email and/or correspondence to the address provided at the time of registration within one week of the judging. Subject to receiving sufficient entries of suitable quality as determined by Sponsor, a total of twenty (20) entrants may be selected to join AndisNation for a one year term. In the event that an insufficient number of quality entries are received to designate 20 Entrants to join AndisNation, fewer Entrants will be selected. To be confirmed a winner and invited to join AndisNation, each selected entrant will be required to sign and return within seven (7) days of notification attempt, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) and affirmation of assignment of rights (the “Affidavit”) and the “Social Media Agreement” or the opportunity to join AndisNation will be forfeited.  Following timely receipt of the Affidavit and confirmation by Sponsor of compliance with the Official Rules, a selected entrant will be confirmed a winner and will receive the items as designated in these Official Rules. 

Each winner further agrees that Sponsor may release his or her name to persons requesting the names of the winners of the Search.  Non-compliance or the return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.   A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the social media account(s) associated with the selected entry.  If a dispute as to identification of an entrant for a particular entry cannot be resolved, Sponsor may deem the entry ineligible.  

Except if winner is a resident of TN, or where prohibited by law, by accepting prize, winner grants permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without additional compensation.

Prizes:  The individuals who are determined as winners of the Search and who complete the obligations in accordance with these official rules and the Social Media Agreement will receive Andis products which may include clippers, trimmers, shavers, gear and the like. Aggregate retail value of products provided to winners during the 12-month AndisNation Ambassador period will be at least five hundred dollars ($500).



General Rules: By participating in the Search, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be considered final on all matters relating to the Search. All Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account submitted at the time of Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a Facebook account by Facebook. The Search Indemnities are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Search or by any human error which may occur in the Search. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Search if any aspect of the Search becomes technically corrupted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Search; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Search may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor and its agencies and each party’s respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Search or the awarding of prizes. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Search or use or use of prize.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the operation of the Search; violates the Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use or attempt to use multiple e-mail accounts or other tactics to enter more than the stated limit of this Search may result in disqualification and all associated Entries will be void.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or similar entry or voting methods will void all such entries or votes by such methods and persons using any similar methods will be disqualified. Each online entry submission and vote must be entered by the individual entrant or visitor as the case may be. 
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: BY PARTICIPATING IN ANY ASPECT OF THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, THE SEARCH INDEMNITIES,  AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATED ENTITIES, AGENTS, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND ASSIGNS, MEMBERS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN ANY PART OF THE CONTEST (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PREPARING FOR OR PARTICIPATING IN OR SUBMITTING ANY ENTRY AND/OR FROM ANY CONTEST RELATED ACTIVITY) OR RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.  EACH ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE OUT OF POCKET COST OF PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SEARCH INDEMNITIES BE LIABLE FOR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES AND EACH ENTRANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.  YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS AND RELEASE EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEFAMATION, INVASION OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY, PUBLICITY OR PERSONALITY OR ANY SIMILAR MATTER, RELATING TO THE CONTEST, THE OPERATION THEREOF, OR ANY ENTRY, OR BASED UPON OR RELATING TO THE USE AND EXPLOITATION OF THE ENTRY AS CONTEMPLATED HEREIN, EITHER INTENTIONALLY OR OTHERWISE. YOU HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND ARE FULLY FAMILIAR WITH THEM. 
Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction: Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  All disputes arising out of or connected with this Search will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts encompassing Sturtevant, Wisconsin.  Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Wisconsin and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Search and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.   

Winners List: The individuals selected for AndisNation in this Contest will be published on Andis social media channels when confirmed (approximately September 6, 2019).  

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Search is Andis Company, 1800 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant WI 53177, USA. Administrator: The Administrator of the Search is Ideas That Evoke, 301 South Blount Street, Madison, WI 53703, USA (the “Search Address”).
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