The Inventables 3D Carver Competition (the “Contest”) is designed to encourage eligible U.S. maker labs (“Entrant(s)”) to apply to win a 3d carving machine for their academic institution. Judges will choose the winning entries, and a 3d carving machine will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules (the “Rules”).
In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Inventables (as defined below) with respect to the Contest.
To be eligible to enter the Contest, an Entrant must: (a) be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. legal resident (i.e. must be able to show proof of legal permanent residence, for example, a “green card”) at least 18 years of age at the time of entry; be a staff, or affiliate of an academic institution in one of the 50 states; and (c) have a way to make access to the above-described machine available to students in the institution during class and before or after school in an extracurricular setting. Contest is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions, outside of the U.S., and where prohibited by law. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of Inventables, and its investors, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents (“Contest Entities”), and members of the Contest Entities’ and their immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are ineligible to participate in this Contest.
The Contest is sponsored by Inventables, Inc. (“Inventables” or “Sponsor”), a Delaware corporation with principal place of business at 600 W. Van Buren #602, Chicago, IL 60607.
The Contest begins on June 12, 2015 8:00 am Eastern Time (ET) Zone in the United States and consists of three rounds. Round 1 ends on October 1, 2015, 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) Zone. Round 2 ends on October 31, 2015, 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) Zone. Round 3 ends on November 25, 2015, 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) Zone. (“Contest Period”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website located at https://www.inventables.com/50states2015 (“Contest Site”) during the Contest Period and follow the instructions that appear on the “Apply to win” button. You will be requested to complete a one-page official entry form (“Entry Form”). The completed Entry Form can be submitted virtually via the internet web form. To submit an entry via the internet webform, please follow the instructions and click the “Submit” button. Inventables is not responsible for illegible or incorrectly submitted entries made via the webform. Hard-copy submissions will not be accepted. All entries become the property of Inventables and will not be acknowledged or returned. Incomplete entries are void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, that have been tampered with or altered, or that are misdirected, garbled, incomplete, inaccurate, corrupted or damaged are all void and will not be accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify Inventables in writing if the entrant changes his or her e-mail address or other contact information. To do so, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and type "Contest Address change" in the subject line. Winning entries are subject to verification and approval of Inventables.
LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER ENTRANT. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. To be considered for the Contest, entries must be: (i) complete (as determined by Inventables); (ii) received by October 1, 2015 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET); and (iii) in English (unless otherwise specified). Machine or computer-generated mass entries will be disqualified. Any submission not meeting the aforementioned criteria will be disqualified. Inventables accepts no responsibility for submissions lost, delayed, damaged, defaced, or mislaid, howsoever caused. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of entry. All entries will be deemed made by the Entrant submitted at the time of entry.
Each application will be evaluated and scored based on the answers to the questions in the application form. Inventables employees will score each answer on a scale of 1-10 and the entry with the highest score in each of the 50 states in America will be declared the winner for that state.
Decisions of the judges are final and binding. In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is unable for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then Inventables reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant. The odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received and the quality of such entries. The pool of potential prize winners is comprised only of valid Contest entries.
Becoming a finalist is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. If a potential finalist or winner is disqualified for any reason, the application that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the potential finalist or winner. The potential finalist(s) and winner(s) will be selected and notified by internet webpage and/or email, at Sponsor’s discretion. If a potential finalist/winner does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, regardless of reason, then such potential finalist/winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential finalist/winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging criteria described herein. Except where prohibited by law, each potential state finalist/winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Sponsor. If required, potential finalists/winners must return all such required documents via fax (or as otherwise instructed) within forty-eight (48) hours and via U.S. Mail within seven (7) days following attempted notification or such potential finalist/winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential finalist/winner may be selected based on the judging Criteria described herein. In the event the potential finalist/winner is a minor, his or her parent or legal guardian must sign the documents and return them as described herein. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Rules, will be strictly enforced. Determinations of Judges are final and binding.
Contest winners will receive their choice of one of the 3D carving machines manufactured by Inventables. These machines include X-Carve 500mm, X-Carve 1000mm or Carvey Contest Entities shall not be liable for any loss or damage. Maximum assessed value of each of the 50 Prizes: $2000. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted. Prizes are non-transferable. Each Entrant agrees and acknowledges that the above-described machines can be dangerous, and are capable of causing injury and/or death. Each Entrant shall be solely responsible for ensuring that each such machine is operated in a safe, proper and lawful manner by individuals qualified to operate such machine. Each Entrant hereby waives any claims it may have against Inventables and/or its equity holders, officers or agents arising in connection with any injuries or deaths caused by any machine awarded in connection with the Contest.
AWARDS OF PRIZES TO POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS REQUIREMENT THAT THEY SUBMIT TO INVENTABLES ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY INVENTABLES TO PERMIT IT TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL TAX REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. ALL PRIZES WILL BE NET OF ANY TAXES INVENTABLES IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO WITHHOLD. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL TAXES IMPOSED ON PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. In order to receive a prize, potential winners must submit tax documentation requested by Inventables or otherwise required by applicable law, to Inventables or a representative for Inventables or the relevant tax authority, all as determined by applicable law. The potential winner and finalists, and if the winner/finalist is a minor, their parents or legal guardians, are responsible for ensuring that they comply with all the applicable tax laws and filing requirements and pay all required taxes. If a potential winner fails to provide such documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and Inventables may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate potential winner.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Inventables reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from the Contest if, in Inventables’ sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the Entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, Inventables, or the Judges.
Inventables retains all rights in the Inventables products, software and services and entry into this Contest will in no case serve to transfer any Inventables intellectual property rights to the Entrant.
By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to participate in any media or promotional activity resulting from the Contest as reasonably requested by Inventables at Inventables’ expense and agree and consent to use of their name and/or likeness by Inventables. Inventables will contact Entrants in advance of any Inventables-sponsored media request for interviews.
The applicants may also be used for press and media purposes and Entrant agrees to waive any rights and hereby give full permission to Inventable to use the stories and examples outlined for the purposes of marketing and promotion. Inventables reserves the right to publish the name and likeness of the Entrants with the top 50 scores, the Finalists and the Winner on the Contest Site or through other media for publicity purposes.
Entrants warrant that their applications are their own original work. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each Entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified Sponsor at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the Entrant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any application; (ii) any misrepresentation made by Entrant in connection with the Contest; (iii) any non-compliance by Entrant with these Rules; (iv) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Rules arising from or related to Entrant’s involvement with the Contest; (v) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in the Contest; (vi) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest Site in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant; (vii) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry or voting information in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant and in the voting process by consumers; or (viii) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant.
Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by Entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the Contest.
Inventables is not responsible for any malfunction of the entire Contest Site or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed applications or votes due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Contest Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit Entrant’s/consumer’s ability to participate/vote respectively. Inventables is not responsible for the policies, actions, or inactions of others, which might prevent Entrant from entering, participating, and/or claiming a prize in this Contest. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entrants who violate the rules or interfere with this Contest in any manner. If an Entrant is disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate that Entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest.
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, Inventables reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Inventables further reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Contest or Contest Site. Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any web site, including the Contest Site, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Inventables reserves the right to seek damages from any such Entrant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.
Under no circumstances shall the submission of an application to the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with either Inventables, or the Contest Entities. Entrants acknowledge that they submitted their application voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. Entrants acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between Entrant and Inventables or the Contest Entities and that no such relationship is established by Entrant’s submission under these Rules.
These Rules shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and Entrants expressly waive any and all such rights.
By entering the Contest, you agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute, claim, or demand related in any way to the Contest will be decided by binding arbitration. All disputes between you and Inventables of whatsoever kind or nature arising out of these Rules, shall be submitted to Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect in the Chicago, IL, USA area, before one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties. The parties agree to share equally in the arbitration costs incurred
You may request a list of winners after December 15th, 2015 by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Inventables Contest (US)
Inventables Legal Department
600 W. Van Buren #602, Chicago, IL 60607
(Residents of Vermont need not supply postage)