Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, Inc.
CertiPUR-US® Program Official Educational Sweepstakes Rules and Legal Disclaimer
By entering into the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, Inc. (“AFPF”) CertiPUR-US® program educational sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), participant (“Participant”) agrees to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and Legal Disclaimer and the decisions of AFPF (“Sponsor”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open to all natural persons who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and laws of other countries or jurisdictions. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is AFPF headquartered at 1382 Springwood Lane, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. The Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, directors, officers, employees, members, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfilling of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, immediate family members of such individuals, are not eligible to participate. Sponsor will conduct the sweepstakes substantially as described in these Official Rules.
Entry Period: This Sweepstakes begins on November 1, 2020 at 12:01 AM and ends on March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM (the “Entry Period”).
How to Enter: During the Entry Period, an entrant must take the free CertiPUR-US® Certificate of Knowledge online course (Course) which can be found at www.certipur.us/certificatecourse. The Course is designed to enhance the entrant’s knowledge of the CertiPUR-US program. Sponsor will not consider incorrect, fraudulent, incomplete, late, or otherwise non-conforming entries. Upon completion of the Course, the participant will automatically be entered in the Sweepstakes. All entries, once provided, are Sponsor’s sole and exclusive property and none will be acknowledged or returned. Eligibility is at the exclusive discretion of Sponsor, and Sponsor shall be entitled to reject any entrant for any reason or no reason at all without having to provide an explanation.
Entry Limitations: There is a limit of one entry per person during the sweepstakes period. A person who has taken the course prior to November 1, 2020 may take the course again and will be entered into the sweepstakes. Any person who attempts to enter more than one time or encourages the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage multiple or false entries, as determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. Entries generated by robotic, macro, script, or other automated means are void.
Random Drawing: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries collected during the Entry Period. The drawing will take place at Sponsor’s office on or about April 10, 2021. The drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions and interpretations on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or winner and may refuse to award a prize to a person who is not eligible or has violated a rule, gained unfair advantage in the Sweepstakes, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes for any reason and without prior notice to any Participant. In such instance, Sponsor may, if and as appropriate, select a winner using reasonable means that are materially consistent with the Sweepstakes.
Prizes: There will be one cash Grand Prize of $1,000.00 U.S. Dollars and 10 individual cash prizes of $100.00 U.S. Dollars each. Limit of one prize per person.
Notifying Prize Winners: The Winner will be notified by email and must sign and return Sponsor’s Affidavit of Eligibility and Release within thirty (30) days following the effective date of Sponsor’s prize notification (the “Notification”). Failure to respond within the applicable time period will result in forfeiture of the prize, and Sponsor shall have the option to award the prize to an alternate Winner. The return of the Notification or prize as undeliverable may also result in disqualification and an alternate Winner may be selected. Sponsor is not responsible for digital communications that are undeliverable as a result of any filtering of any kind, insufficient space in a Participant’s account, or any other failure beyond its reasonable control. The Winner must show a government-issued photo identification and provide Sponsor with basic contact information including your name, street address, telephone number, employer (if any) and a valid social security number or taxpayer identification number before the prize will be awarded. All federal, state, and local income taxes resulting from acceptance of the prize are the responsibility of Winner.
Odds: The odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received, according to the eligibility requirements of the Sweepstakes.
WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE SPONSOR-OWNED WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION OR RELATED SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE, THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE INTERFERE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
General Terms: By entering this Sweepstakes, you promise to abide by the Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse, disqualify or withdraw any entry at any time. Sponsor will not be responsible for any injury, damage or loss of any kind arising out of your participation in the Sweepstakes. YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY OR ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting the prize, winner grants Sponsor a perpetual worldwide, royalty-free license to use winner’s name, photograph, voice, and/or likeliness without further authorization, compensation, or remuneration of any kind for advertising, promotion and other publicity purposes in any and all media now or hereinafter known.
Dispute Resolution: The parties hereto acknowledge and agree as follows: (1) that all disputes, causes of action, and claims connected to or arising in any way hereunder between the parties shall be resolved solely on an individual basis (i.e., class actions suits are hereby waived by the parties), and exclusively by the state or federal courts situated in Virginia; (2) that the laws of the state of Virginia shall govern, without regard to its conflict of laws principles; and (3) that the parties hereto waive any right to a trial by jury.
Winners’ Names: The name of the winners will be available 15 (fifteen) days after the close of the Sweepstakes. To receive the names of the winners, where permitted by law, or a printed copy of the Sweepstakes Official Rules, please contact Sponsor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.