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Postdoc Appreciation Giveaway Official Terms & Conditions


  1. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Giveaway is Sigma-Aldrich, Inc. (“Sponsor” or “us”).

  2. BINDING AGREEMENT: By entering into this Giveaway (as defined below), the following participants agrees to be bound by these Official Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding:
    • Each person submitting or attempting to submit an entry (“Nominator”)
    • Each person who is nominated by a Nominator (“Nominee” and together with Nominator, “Participant” or “you”)
      Please read these Terms prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree.
  3. GIVEAWAY PERIOD: The Postdoc Appreciation (“Giveaway”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Central Standard Time on September 13, 2021 and ends at the earlier of (a) 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on September 17, 2021 or (b) when all giveaways (as defined below) have been claimed (“Giveaway Period”).  PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTION. 

  4. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the Giveaway, as of the start of the Giveaway Period, Participants must have reached the age of majority in their place of residence and be at least eighteen (18) years old. Nominees must be enrolled in a postdoctoral program or have graduated from a postdoctoral program no earlier than 2018.

    The following individuals are not eligible to participate:
    • Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of Sponsor and its affiliates, and its respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents 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;
    • Officials and employees of any local, state, provincial or federal or other government or government agency;
    • Healthcare professionals (HCPs) and employees of U.S. healthcare organizations (HCOs).

    Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time.

  5. HOW TO ENTER: In order to enter, Participants should go to the Postdoc Appreciation 2021 website at SigmaAldrich.com/postdoc to complete and submit the form and the additional registration information required for participation. All entries must be received online, through the online submission system, on or before the end of the Giveaway Period.

    LIMIT ONE (1) NOMINATION PER NOMINATOR. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor. Entries are void if they are in whole or part unintelligible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late. Each Nominator hereby represents and warrants that the information regarding the Nominee is true and accurate in all respects and the Nominator provides such information to Sponsor in good faith.

  6. GIVEAWAY: Each qualified Nominee will receive a MilliporeSigma tumbler. THE SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER RELATED TO THE QUALITY, CONDITIONS, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY ASPECTS OF THE TUMBLER. The Sponsor shall be responsible for shipping and handling charges related to delivery of the planter to the Nominee.

  7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS / PUBLICITY: As a condition of entry, Participants grant to the Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of entry submissions and any Participant’s name, image, and likeness or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose, and waives any moral rights with respect to any submitted work or entry. In addition to other things, the rights granted to the Sponsor include, but are not limited to, the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted entry. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any entry submitted by the Participant. Participants consent to allowing the Sponsor and its affiliates to display their entry submissions on any of their websites and/or social media pages for promotional marketing purposes. Participants consent to being contacted by Sponsor or one of its representatives for follow-up marketing activities related to this Giveaway.

  8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify individuals who violate these Terms, misrepresent themselves or provide misleading information to the Sponsor. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Program. Any attempt by a Participant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such Participant to the fullest extent of the applicable law. Participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor.

  9. PRIVACY: Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (“Personal Information”) may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by the Sponsor, or any party authorized by them for the purposes of conducting and administering the Giveaway. This Personal Information may also be used by Sponsor or any party authorized by them to verify a Participant’s identity, postal address and telephone number in the event a Participant qualifies for any applicable prize as well as to deliver the applicable prize(s).

    Participants further agree that their Personal Information may be used to fulfill additional terms of the Giveaway or to contact you in response to a question submitted by you.

    This Personal Information may also be shared by the Sponsor or any party authorized by them with any third-party for the purposes of fulfilling the terms of this Giveaway or another service that you have requested, to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on Sponsor, and to protect and defend Sponsor’s rights or property. Participants understand and agree that this may mean that their Personal Information is transmitted, processed or stored in the United States. Note that we may share this Personal Information with our agents located in our various offices throughout the world. Some of those offices may be in countries with data protection laws different than those established under Participants’ national, state, provincial or local law.

  10. LIMITATION AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSOR OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LOSS OF PROFITS, INCURRED BY ENTRANTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY OR IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING FROM THE GIVEAWAY, THE PLANTER OR USE THEREOF, EVEN IF THE SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. By accepting the planter, the Participant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates and agents from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use of the planter or participation in this Giveaway, and they shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering, participating in this Giveaway.

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