Bayer CropScience New Research, Overcoming Piercing and Sucking Insects Webinar Giveaway



Official Rules



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AT LEAST 18 (OR 19 FOR RESIDENTS OF AL & NE) YEARS OF AGE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY INTO GIVEAWAY AND CURRENTLY EMPLOYED PRODUCTION ORNAMENTALS GROWER PROFESSIONALS. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL US TERRITORIES AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Sponsor & Prize Provider: Bayer CropScience LP, 5000 CentreGreen Way, Suite 400, Cary, NC 27513.


Giveaway Entities: Bayer CropScience LP ("Bayer" or “Sponsor”).


1. Acceptance of Official Rules: By entering the Bayer CropScience New Research: Overcoming Piercing and Sucking Insects Webinar Giveaway (the "Giveaway") you hereby accept and agree to these official rules (the "Official Rules") of this Giveaway, and the decisions of the Sponsor in connection with this Giveaway, whose decisions are final.


2. Eligibility: This Giveaway is offered and open to persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who currently employed Production Ornamentals Grower Professionals who are at least 18 years of age or older (or 19 or older for residents of AL & NE). This Giveaway is void in Puerto Rico, all United States territories and possessions, outside the United States, and where prohibited by law. Employees and directors, and their immediate family members, of the Giveaway Entities, and their respective parent companies, affiliated and subsidiary companies, franchisees, representatives, advertising and promotion agencies, agents, and legal advisors are not eligible to participate in this Giveaway. For purpose of the foregoing "immediate family" means parents, spouses, children, siblings or any members of the same households of such employees and directors.


3. Giveaway Period: The Giveaway Period begins on March 20, 2019 and ends on May 26, 2019 (“Giveaway Period”).


4. How to Enter: To enter, beginning at 12:00:01 AM CT on March 20, 2019 through 11:59:59 AM CT on May 16, 2019, visit https://www.growertalks.com/webinars/ (“Website”) to find and complete your registration AND attend the “New Research: Overcoming Piercing and Sucking Insects” webinar scheduled for 12:00:01 PM Central Time (“CT”) on May 16, 2019 (“Webinar”). There is no fee to attend the Webinar. Upon submitting your registration to the Webinar, you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Giveaway random drawing. Or, to receive an entry into the Giveaway random drawing without registering to attend the Webinar, during the Giveaway Period, hand print your complete name, address, telephone number, email address on a 3 x 5” card/paper and mail in a first-class stamped envelope to: Bayer Webinar Sweepstakes, ATTN: Pat Morrow, 5000 CentreGreen Way, Suite 400, Cary, NC 27513, to be postmarked by May 26, 2019 and received by June 2, 2019. Limit: One (1) entry per person throughout the entire Giveaway Period, regardless of entry method.


5. Random Drawing: A random drawing will be conducted by Administrator, on or about June 5, 2019, from among all eligible entries received during the entire Registration Period. Odds of being selected as a winner depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period.


6. Notification: Giveaway winners will be notified by email on or about the day of the random drawing. Decisions of Sponsor and Administrator are final and binding. The potential winners will be notified by Administrator via email on or about the day of the random drawing. Failure to respond to the winner notification within forty-eight (48) hours will be deemed forfeiture of the Prize and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion, time permitting. Sponsor is not responsible for email message notifications that are undeliverable or not received.


7. Prizes (the "Prizes") and Approximate Retail Values (“ARV’s”):  Three (3) Grand Prizes – Each Grand Prize winner receive one (1) bottle of Altus Insecticide. ARV: $308.00 PLEASE NOTE: Altus will be shipped to the Grand Prize winner pending state acceptance of the label. The Grand Prize winner has the right to ask for a product substitution if Altus is not registered in the Grand Prize winner’s state of residence. Grand Prize winners must also certify and agree that they are professional applicators or that the Altus will be applied by a professional applicator. Prize includes only those items specifically listed as part of the prize.


8. Prize Restrictions: No assignment, transfer, conversion to cash or substitution of a Prize is permitted unless approved by Sponsor in writing, except Administrator reserves the right to substitute a Prize with a prize of comparable or greater value should a Prize or its components become unavailable. Prize is solely for personal use and may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion. All Prize details are at the sole discretion of the Giveaway Entities.


9. Prize Taxes: All federal, state, local and other tax obligations arising from this Giveaway, including, without limitation, winning a prize, will be the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners. Winners may each receive a Form 1099-MISC for the tax year 2019.


10. Liability Release and Publicity Release:  The Winners may be required to complete, execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and where lawful, a publicity release (collectively, the "Release Forms") prior to leaving the Show as a condition of being named an official Grand Prize Winner. Failure to sign the Release Forms as stated herein, or if a Prize winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, may result in disqualification and the prize will go un-awarded.


11. Publicity Release Terms: Except where prohibited by law, the Prize winner's acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for the Giveaway Entities, its licensors and owners to use Prize winner's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state) worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation.


12. Improper Conduct: Administrator, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participation in or use of any or all portions of this Giveaway, and refuse to award the Prize, if participant engages in any conduct Administrator deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Giveaway or detrimental to other entrants of the Giveaway. Such improper conduct includes, without limitation, falsifying personal information required during registration or prize claim, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating entries through methods such as automated computer scripts or any other programming techniques, allowing others to use entrant's personal information for the purpose of accumulating entries, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise tamper with the computer programs in connection with this Giveaway. Participants agree that Administrator may void any part of the Prize that participant may have won and/or require the return of any part of the Prize that participant may have won as a result of such improper conduct. Participant further acknowledges that any forfeiture of the Prize and/or return of the Prize shall in no way prevent Administrator from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS GIVEAWAY MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, EACH OF THE GIVEAWAY ENTITIES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


13. Integrity of Giveaway: If, for any reason, the Giveaway is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of show, scheduling changes or any other causes which Administrator and/or Sponsor, in either party’s sole opinion believes could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Giveaway, Administrator and/or Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Giveaway and select the Prize winner from entries received prior to the action taken or in such other manner as Administrator and/or Sponsor may deem fair and appropriate. Additionally, the Giveaway may be modified or terminated due to TV programs, if applicable to the Giveaway, being cancelled, put on hiatus or due to scheduling changes.


14. Lost or Corrupted Entries: The Giveaway Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, licensors, and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries or mail, if applicable; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. The Giveaway Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by registration information submitted by end users or tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Giveaway, and 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 the Giveaway.


15. Damaged Property: Giveaway Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, licensors and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, injury or damage to any entrants or to any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Giveaway or downloading materials from this Giveaway.


16. Giveaway Errors: The Giveaway Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies and licensors, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Giveaway; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Giveaway; and/or (c) in these Official Rules. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, Administrator reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Giveaway.


17. Prizes and Prize Winner: The Giveaway Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies and licensors, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you/entrant hereby forever waive/s any rights to any claim in connection with, the selection and announcement of the Prize winner, the distribution of the Prize, the acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any part of the Prize and/or any injury or damage to any entrant's or third person's property related to or resulting from any part of the Prize or any part of this Giveaway.


18. Release and Indemnity: Each entrant in this Giveaway, including, without limitation, the Prize winner, hereby release and agree to hold harmless the Giveaway Entities and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize, participation in this Giveaway and participation in any activity related to this Giveaway.


19. Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT WILL THE GIVEAWAY ENTITIES, THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, LICENSORS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE GIVEAWAY OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE GIVEAWAY. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.


20. Disclaimer of Warranties: THE GIVEAWAY AND PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.


21. Binding Arbitration: The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules and/or this Giveaway. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or this Giveaway shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of North Carolina, in the City of Raleigh, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.


22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction: This promotion is governed by US law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Administrator in connection with this Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of North Carolina, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in Section 21 of these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the state and federal courts in North Carolina.


23. Winner List/Official Rules: For the names of the Prize Winners, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to: Bayer Overcominig Piercing and Sucking Insects Webinar Giveaway, PO Box 848, Grand Rapids, MN 55745-848, to be postmarked by June 1, 2019 and received by June 14, 2019. For a copy of these Official Rules, visit the Website.