Sweepstakes Official Rules


This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The information you provide will only be used in the event you are selected as a sweepstakes winner or if you have indicated that you would like to receive additional information from Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever.

1. Sweepstakes Period: The Ponds 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge (the “Sweepstakes”) begins March 4, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends April 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

2. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees of Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever (the “Sponsor”), Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively the “Sponsor and its Administrators”), and its affiliates and each of their respective employees, shareholders, directors, officers, members, assigns and agents and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate or win.

3. How To Enter: There are three (3) ways to enter: ONE via Facebook: During the Sweepstakes Period, you can enter the Sweepstakes through the #LuminousEffect Facebook application on the “#LuminousEffect” Tab on www.facebook.com/ponds You must complete all required registration information and upload a photo of yourself that captures your luminosity (the “Submission”) to receive one (1) entry into that day’s corresponding Sweepstakes Drawing only. TWO through Twitter: You may enter through Twitter.com during the Sweepstakes Period by uploading your Submission with the hashtag #LuminousEffect to the twitter handle @Ponds. Then, you will receive a reply tweet from @Ponds with a link to the Site, visit the Site to complete all required registration information (and your Submission will be included automatically), to receive one (1) entry into that day’s corresponding Sweepstakes Drawing only. If uploading your photo via Twitter, your photo must be uploaded in accordance with the Twitter Terms of Use (https://twitter.com/tos). You must be a @Ponds follower and have your account settings set to “unprotected” or “public” to receive a Direct Message (“DM”). You must have a Twitter account to enter through Twitter. If you do not have a Twitter account, visit www.Twitter.com. THREE through Instagram: You may enter on your web enabled mobile device via the Instagram application during the Sweepstakes Period by uploading your Submission with the hashtag #BeLuminous. Then, you will receive a comment on your Submission from PONDS_US with a URL to the Site, visit the Site to complete all required registration information (and your Submission will be included automatically), to receive one (1) entry into that day’s corresponding Sweepstakes Drawing only. If uploading your photo via Instagram, your photo must be uploaded in accordance with the Instagram Terms of Use (http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/). You must have an Instagram account to enter through Instagram and have your account privacy settings set to “Off”. If you do not have an Instagram account, visit www.Instagram.com. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email address/Facebook account/Twitter account/Instagram account associated with the entry. By entering via entry method THREE, you agree that you are solely responsible for all data charges that you incur. All such charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Please contact your participating mobile service provider for pricing plans, participation status and details. All entry components submitted and Submissions uploaded as directed above shall herein be referred to as the Entry (the “Entry”). Entries will not be judged. Entries will not be carried forward to subsequent Sweepstakes Drawings, if any. You will receive one (1) Entry for every eligible Submission/completed entry form. There is no limit to the amount of Entries an Entrant can receive. The person uploading the Entry will be deemed the entrant (the “Entrant”). Entrant must be the only person depicted in Submission. All Entries must be unique. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, the Entrant will be deemed the name appearing on the Entry. The Entry must: 1) be complete to be eligible; 2) photo must be .JPG, .PNG or .GIF format no larger than 5MB; 3) be the property of the Entrant. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether a photo Submission qualifies as an Entry. Any Entry not in compliance with the above and which does not meet the requirements of these Official Rules will be disqualified. By entering, you understand and agree that your photo may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be posted online for consumers to view on the Ponds® Official Facebook Page or other Sponsor-selected sites. Sponsor will only be posting select photos (in their sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to remove any posted photos, in its sole discretion, even if the photo has already been made available to the public. Participation is subject to disqualification of all Entries, if multiple accounts are used by the same person. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET, except for first “day” of the Sweepstakes which begins at 12:00 p.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET and the last “day” of the Sweepstakes which begins at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET. All Entries must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 2, 2013, to be eligible for the last day’s drawing. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by Entrants’ online service will apply.

4. Entry Requirements: By entering, your Submission may be featured in the Photo Gallery and you agree to waive any rights you may have to the photo submitted. In order to be entered into the Sweepstakes, Entrants must comply with registration instructions when submitting their Entry. The Entry, or portion thereof, must not contain obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory or inappropriate content, or be disparaging to Sponsor, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary rights. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Entry from any source. All Entries must be the sole, original work of the Entrants. Any Entry or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, inappropriate, disparaging, offensive or contains proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and may disqualify the Entrant. Entries should not contain any third party materials, or otherwise violate or infringe (or possibly infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand (other than Ponds). Sponsor may blur or black out the infringing material, in their sole discretion, for consideration to be featured in the Photo Gallery. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants and winner acknowledge and agree that their Entries become the property of the Sponsor, which thereby has the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote and otherwise use Entries in any way it sees fit. Automated, script, macro or robotic Entries submitted by individuals will be disqualified. Entries may be posted on the Sponsor’s website, and may be posted on other non-affiliated websites, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any Entry not in compliance with the above and which does not meet the requirements of these Official Rules will be disqualified.

5. Sweepstakes Random Drawings: One Prize Winner [thirty (30) total] per day will be selected in random drawings on or about the following dates: March 6, 2013; March 13, 2013; March 20, 2013; March 27,2012; and April 3,2013 from among all eligible Entries received each day during the period preceding each drawing.  The random drawings will be conducted by the Administrator, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received per day.

6. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (the “ARVs”): Prize (30 total): A Sponsor-selected $500 gift card, a Ponds Luminous Clean cleansing Wash, a Ponds Luminous Clean Mild Scrub, a Ponds Luminous Clean Towelette, and a Ponds Luminous Moisture SPF (ARV: $516.80 each). Gift cards subject to restrictions and expiration dates may apply. Prizes are awarded “as is” without any warranty or guaranty of any kind. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the prize (or portion of prize) is unavailable.

7. General Rules: Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitutions are allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value. Prize winners may need to confirm his/her mailing address and provide an assignment of rights within ten (10) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Winners and all Entrants, as a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes, agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its Administrators, each of their respective agencies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, agents, assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with submitting an Entry or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes, the receipt, ownership or use of prize awarded or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement or offering of the prizes. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the prizes. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winners’ names, likenesses, Entries and photographs for promotional purposes (including any possible public relations opportunities) without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, Entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry (or when setting up winner’s account). "Authorized account holder" of an e-mail address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access provider, Online Service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; violates the Official Rules; acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script or bot are not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it cannot be completed as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or corruption of any sort. In such event, Sponsor will award the applicable prizes in a random drawings from eligible Entries received each day prior to cancellation. Void where prohibited by law and subject to all federal, state and local laws. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, entrant (or parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor in his/her state of residence) agrees that: 1) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for out-of-pocket expenses; 2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and 3) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event will entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs.

8. Winners List: For the names of the winners, available after April 12, 2013, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by May 13, 2013 to: The Ponds 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge Winners, P.O Box 7999, Melville, NY 11775-7999.

9. Sponsor/ Administrator: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever, 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. The Administrator of the Sweepstakes is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.