Earth Month Sweepstakes Official Rules

Biossance® Earth Month Sweepstakes Official Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL PURCHASE INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.


The Biossance Earth Month Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins April 11, 2021 at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on April 22, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you (the “Participant”) agree to be bound by these official rules (the “Official Rules”) and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.


The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Amyris Clean Beauty, Inc., having its principal place of business located at 5885 Hollis St, Suite 100, Emeryville, CA 94608 (“Sponsor”).


  1. ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is open to all residents of the fifty (50) US states and District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority in entrant’s respective jurisdiction, whichever is greater) or older at time of entry. Any entrants found to be under the age of majority in their state of residence shall be disqualified. Employees of Amyris, Inc. and its affiliates, Sponsor advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective employees (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and their immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same households of each (whether related or not) are not eligible.
  2. HOW TO ENTER. To enter to participate in the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period: (a) follow Biossance on Instagram and (b) share a reel/video/image of how you upcycle your Biossance packaging and tag us using #UpcycleWithBiossance AND @biossance. All online entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on April 22, 2021 to be eligible. Limit one (1) entry per person, per Instagram account for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entries received from any person or Instagram account after the first entry received from that person or Instagram account will be void. The reel/video/images may be shared by Sponsor and upon entry into the contest you acknowledge, and grant to Sponsor a royalty free, perpetual license to use, share, and repost the content. Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Instagram entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the Instagram account is registered at the time of entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social platform (e.g. Instagram). Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor, not any social platform where Sweepstakes may be promoted.
    Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be conducted in accordance with this Sweepstakes and with the Biossance Terms of Service and Privacy Policy posted at Biossance.com.
  1. WINNING ENTRIES; NOTIFICATION. On April 23, 2021 at 9am PST, four (4) Winning Entries will be drawn at random by Sponsor from among all eligible Entries received. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible Entries received in the Sweepstakes Period by Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) prize per potential winner for entire Sweepstakes Period.
    Four (4) potential winners will be announced on Instagram on April 23, 2021 via direct message. The potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within seven (7) days of the request from Sponsor. If a Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if the potential winner cannot accept this Prize as awarded, Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.
  1. PRIZES. Four (4) potential winners after the Sweepstakes Period will each receive the Biossance Earth Month Product Selection (each, a “Prize”) Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prizes are USD$210.00. Limit of one (1) prize per potential winner for entire Sweepstakes Period. Biossance Product selection determined by Sponsor. The Prize consist solely of those items specifically listed, may not be transferred, or redeemed for cash. No substitutions are allowed except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes or to choose fewer than four (4) winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries.
  1. PRIZE CONDITIONS. Winners must comply with these Official Rules as published. Non-winning Participants will not be notified. Winning a Prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. All federal, state and local income taxes on the Prizes and all other costs associated with acceptance are the sole responsibility of the winners. Arrangements for delivery of Prizes will be made after winner validation. Each Winner, by acceptance of a Prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.
  1. SWEEPSTAKES TERMS & CONDITIONS. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By participating, Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in regard to the mechanics of the Sweepstakes or the interpretation of these Official Rules. Winner and Participants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prizes offered, or participation in this Sweepstakes.
    Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (i) verify any element of any Entry, or Participants’ eligibility; (ii) to request additional information; and (iii) to disqualify any Participant whose participation may subject the Sweepstakes, Sponsor or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule. By entering this Sweepstakes, Participants agree to provide any documentation or information deemed necessary by, and in a form acceptable to, Sponsor to satisfy the above requirement if asked by Sponsor to do so.
    Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the mechanics or logistics of this Sweepstakes will be declared ineligible and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with, or utilized in, this Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing and/or transmissions in the Sweepstakes.
    Sponsor assumes 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. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participating in or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes, or if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the mechanics or logistics of this Sweepstakes will be declared ineligible and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
    This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, Participants agree that any and all disputes and causes of action against Sponsor arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually (without resort to any form of class action). Such dispute shall be resolved by mediation and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will Participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, and Participants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

7. WINNERS LIST. To receive written confirmation of the winners (available after April 23, 2021), send an email to customercare@biossance.com. Requests must be received by May 23, 2021.

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