Foldscope Giveaway Terms & Conditions

MEA Foldscope Giveaway

Official Terms and Conditions for MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists’ Foldscope Giveaway running from STEM day November 8, 2019 to November 14, 2019. For any questions or concerns contact the Giveaway administrator

General rules

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Open only to eligible entrants.
  • LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are not associated with this Giveaway.
  • The prize is offered by MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists, with permission from Foldscope Instruments Inc.

Sponsorship

The Giveaway/sweepstakes (“Giveaway”) is Sponsored by MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists, HQ 11-11151 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC, Canada, V7A 4S5 (“Sponsor”). Internet participants: the Giveaway is intended for viewing and participation by all individuals with a mailing address in the United States or in Canada. The prize will not be shipped to an address outside of US or CAN.

Eligibility 

This Giveaway is open to all Internet participants with a LinkedIn account who reside or have a valid mailing address in the United States or in Canada during the specified Giveaway time period. Open only to individuals 18 years of age (or the age of majority in their state, district, or country if older than 18) or older, with Internet access prior to the start date and time of the Giveaway. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to all applicable international, federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Giveaway Period

The Foldscope Giveaway runs from November 11th, 2019 until November 14th, 2019. Entrants can participate until November 14th, 2019,11:59 PM PST. A winner will be selected at random on November 15th, 2019 and the winner will be contacted directly via LinkedIn DM for LinkedIn entrants/email for email entrants on the same day. For privacy reasons, MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientist will not share publicly any information about the Giveaway winner. The name of the winner can be requested privately. The Giveaway winner is free to share this information publicly or keep the win private.

Giveaway post 

The post mentioning this Foldscope Giveaway on MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists Company page on LinkedIn, published on 08/11/2019: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6598648148258889728

To Enter

During the specified Giveaway Period, you may enter in four ways: (1) by liking the Giveaway post on LinkedIn OR (2) by commenting under the Giveaway post on LinkedIn OR (3) by sharing the Giveaway post on an entrant’s LinkedIn profile using #STEMGiveaway OR (4) by contacting MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists via email at community@meaforensic.com. Limit one entry per person, LinkedIn profile, IP address and/or email address for the duration of the Giveaway period regardless of the form of entry. Online entries must be received by the specified date and time to be eligible via this method of entry. If you choose to access the Giveaway via a wireless device, data rates may apply according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier.  Entries will be deemed to have been submitted and made by the authorized account holder of the LinkedIn profile or email address at the time of entry. The authorized account holder of an email address is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning such email addresses for its associated domain name. If entries are received in excess of the stated limitation from any person or household or e-mail address during the Giveaway period, regardless of method of entry, only the first entry received will be eligible for entry. Any entry information collected from the Giveaway shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of the entry, with these Official Rules and with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Sponsor reserves the right to keep any information about entrants and winner strictly confidential. The winner is free to decide to share their win or keep the information private. False, fraudulent, or deceptive entries or acts will render entrant(s) and entries ineligible. By entering, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, and all decisions of Sponsor and Sponsor’s representatives in their sole discretion in all matters relating to this Giveaway. By submitting information, such as name, email and/or phone numbers into this Giveaway, participants will not be subscribed to an e-newsletter, or other marketing campaigns.

Prize Details and Delivery

Specifics of the prize as announced for the specific Giveaway. Odds of winning a prize are determined by a total number of eligible entries received. Limit one prize per person, household, IP address, LinkedIn profile and/or email address. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion, or to end the Giveaway due to lack of participation (see below). Sponsor agrees to pay shipping and all other costs for and in connection with shipping any prize granted by MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists during the Giveaway. All prizes are for personal use only, non-transferable, with no cash redemptions and/or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 

Winner Selection and Winner’s List/Official Rules

Potential prize (as defined in the specific Giveaway) winner will be selected based on the method and criteria defined at the beginning of the specific Giveaway, after the specific date announced and contacted personally on or about the date specified for the Giveaway. The winner will be notified by LinkedIn DM if they participated through LinkedIn / via email if they entered via email, and must respond to Sponsor within 7 days. Sponsor will make two attempts to notify potential winner of the Giveaway. If Sponsor does not receive a response to notifications for any reason by the specified time, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to select a new, potential winner. Any potential winner who is a resident of Canada may be required to correctly answer, without the assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered online or offline in order to be declared the prize winner.

Request the winner’s name

Entrants can make a request for the winner’s name in the 7 days following the end of the Giveaway. To request the winner’s name, please send a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope, with the name of the specific Giveaway (here Foldscope Giveaway) and before November 22nd, 2019 at 11:59 PST to: Mireille Maheu c/o MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists, 11-11151 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC, Canada, V7A 4S5. The winner may be required to complete, sign, and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility, a waiver of liability, and (if required and where legally permitted) a publicity release within seven (7) days of issuance of prize claim, if deemed necessary by Sponsor or if requested by a Giveaway entrant as specified above, or prize may be forfeited and offered to an alternate potential winner.

Release of Liability

All entries become the property of Sponsor and may not be acknowledged or returned. If sent, acknowledgment of an entry does not indicate that the entry qualifies, only that the entry has been received. By participating, all entrants agree as follows: (a) to abide by these Official Rules, Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, and the decisions of Sponsor (all of which are at Sponsor’s sole discretion), which shall be final and binding in all respects; and (b) THAT Sponsor AND Giveaway ENTITIES, ITS MEDIA PARTNERS, AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, INTERNET SERVERS AND ACCESS PROVIDERS, RETAILERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND SUPPLIERS, THIRD PARTY LICENSORS, AND EACH OF ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY AND SHALL BE INDEMNIFIED AND HELD HARMLESS FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSON, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY TO AN ENTRANT OR ANY THIRD PARTY RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, WINNER SELECTION, WINNER NOTIFICATION, DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRIZE, ACCEPTANCE/POSSESSION OF THE PRIZE, AND THE USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE. PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES EXCEPT FOR ANY “IN THE BOX” WARRANTY THAT MAY BE PROVIDED WITH THE PRIZE. 

The Released Parties are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in the contest/sweepstakes; inability to access meaforensic.com Site and/or any other website referenced herein; theft, tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly, or is incomplete, stolen or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any website or for any other reason whatsoever; or printing or other errors or problems that may occur in connection with the administration of the contest/sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any contest/sweepstakes-related materials. The Released Parties are also not responsible for entries or mail that are illegible, lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or postage due, or garbled or delayed by computer transmissions and all such entries are void.

By entering, the entrant releases and waives any claim(s) they may have against the Released Parties for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorney’s fees) resulting from or alleged to result from participation in this contest/sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize or parts thereof. Sponsor shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize by reason of any act of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, international carrier issues or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s sole control. If for any reason, the contest/sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Giveaway/sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this contest/sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Giveaway/sweepstakes is canceled, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing to award all remaining prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension occurs, notification will be posted on the Sponsor’s LinkedIn profile. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

Limitation of Liability

WITHOUT IN ANY WAY INTENDING TO REVISE THE FOREGOING RELEASE OF LIABILITY, IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE Giveaway OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE Giveaway. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

Binding Arbitration

As a condition of participating in the Giveaway, (a) entrant agrees to the limitation of liability and releases of liability herein, (b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with the Giveaway, or any compensation or credit to be provided, 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, if any, and (d) in no event SHALL ENTRANT BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE attorneys’ fees OR OTHER LEGAL COSTS OR EXPENSES. 

Use of script, macro or automated entry software or programs or any other means that subvert the entry process is prohibited and all such entries will be void.