Sweepstakes Official Rules

Self-Care Masterclass Experience with Jonathan Van Ness and Biossance


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 Self-Care Masterclass Experience with Jonathan Van Ness and Biossance Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins November 18, 2020 at 09:00:00 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on November 21, 2020 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. There are two (2) ways to enter during the Sweepstakes Period: (1) To enter without making a purchase, or if you were unable to enter the JVN code at checkout, send an email with “SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY” in the subject line to jvnsweepstakes@biossance.com with your complete name, and e-mail address; or (2) enter the JVN Code at checkout with any purchase made on Biossance.com during the Sweepstakes Period(each an “Entry”, collectively, the “Entries”).
    Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address per day regardless of the number of purchases made during any one day of the Sweepstakes Period. Limited also to one (1) Entry per day per person/email address, regardless of method of entry.  For purposes of this Sweepstakes, “receipt” of an entry occurs when Sponsor’s services record the entry information resulting from the participant clicking the “Pay Now” button to complete a purchase/transaction, or in the case of an email submission, the time at which the email is received by Sponsor, and pursuant to receipt, each Entry will receive a timestamp. Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an email entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered at time of entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged nor returned. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sponsor’s Affiliates are responsible for lost, late, or corrupted entries by email. Incomplete entries are not eligible.  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. The Winning Entry will be drawn at random by Sponsor from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period, on November 26, 2020. 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.
    The Potential winner will be notified via email at the email address used when entering into the Sweepstakes and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, Prize or 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. One prize (the “Prize”) consisting of (1) a one on one self-care virtual Masterclass with Jonathan Van Ness and (2) Biossance products.
    Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the Prize is $500. A total of one Prize will be awarded.  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. Sponsor will not be responsible if an event cancellation, acts of God, force majeure, or other circumstances beyond their reasonable control prevent the Prize from taking place. All taxes, if applicable, and all other costs associated with acceptance or use of the Prize, not specified herein, or the equipment and internet connection required to attend the Masterclass, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Prize will be awarded.
  1. PRIZE CONDITIONS. The Masterclass will take place via video-conference on a date between December 15, 2020 and January 31, 2021. No transfer or substitution of any prize is allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. 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. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes, if applicable. Winner’s entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, recordings of the Masterclass in whole or in part, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state) on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation.
  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 Jonathan Van Ness, 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 Prize offered, or participation in this Sweepstakes.
    The winner must read and comply with warning statements in the Biossance products’ labels and Biossance website prior to using such products in connection with the Masterclass or otherwise.
    Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (i) verify any element of any Entry, related materials 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. 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, send an email to jvnsweepstakes@biossance.com. Requests must be received by November 27, 2020

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