PAY HAPPINESS FORWARD CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. Eligibility: The PAY HAPPINESS FORWARD CONTEST (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees of koi Design LLC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Nominator (“Nominator”) and the Nominee (“Nominee”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of koi Design LLC as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.
  3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on June 30, 2016, 12:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time and ending September 30, 2016, 11:59 pm, Pacific Daylight Time. All online entries must be received by September 30, 2016, 11:59 pm, Pacific Daylight Time. The Grand Prize trip must be taken during the month of March 2017. No exceptions will be permitted.
  4. How to Enter:

NOMINATOR: A Nominator enters the Contest by completing the online Entry Form at koihappiness.com/PayHappinessForward. The completed entry form must contain the name and contact information (i.e., email address or phone number) of the nurse or healthcare worker being nominated for the Contest (“Nominee”). In addition, a Nominator must provide either a short video or a written essay (300 words or less) with a photo explaining how a Nominee has gone above and beyond to bring happiness to their patients and/or co-workers and why the Nominee should win. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of koi Design LLC. A Nominator may not use multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If a Nominator uses fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, the submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of koi Design LLC.

NOMINEE: A Nominee is entered into the Contest by the submission of the completed online Entry Form by a Nominator. Upon being nominated, the Nominee will receive an email or phone call from koi Design LLC notifying them that they have been nominated for the Contest. To be eligible to win any prizes, the Nominee must accept the nomination in writing and agree to the Terms & Conditions of the Contest.

  1. Prizes:

NOMINATOR: A Nominator will win a koi scrub set should the person he/she has nominated (“Nominee”) be selected as the Grand Prize winner. In addition, a Nominator will win a prize (value up to $100) should his/her entry be selected as a Staff Pick. The Staff Pick prizes will be determined at the sole discretion of koi Design LLC.

NOMINEE and WINNER: The Winner of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive the Grand Prize (“Grand Prize”) – a 3-day Spa trip to Los Angeles, CA, including 2 nights accommodations at a Spa Resort chosen by koi Design LLC and domestic coach round-trip air transportation to Los Angeles, CA, originating within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. In addition, the Winner will receive a suitcase full of koi scrubs and accessories and a $100 gift certificate redeemable at a local uniform retailer. Total Grand Prize value: $3,000. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. Winner must be available to take the trip in March 2017 or the award may be forfeited. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by koi Design LLC. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at koi Design LLC’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for koi Design LLC to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Additionally, the Nominee will win a prize should his/her entry be selected as a Staff Pick. Weekly Prize Value: Up to $100. The Staff Pick prize will be determined at the sole discretion of koi Design LLC.

  1. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  2. Winner Selection and Notification: Grand Prize and Staff Pick Winner(s) will be selected by a committee of judges appointed by and under the supervision of koi Design LLC. Entries will be judged on what the Nominee(s) have done for their patients, co-workers and colleagues that constitutes going above and beyond to bring happiness to patients and/or co-workers. Criteria judged will include the Nominees’ commitment, dedication, actions, leadership and selflessness to the benefit of others on the job and/or in the community. Winner will be notified by email or telephone within five (5) days following selection of Winner. koi Design LLC shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.  If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, or cannot take the prize trip during the month of March 2017, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt of the prize(s) offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT koi DESIGN LLC’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. The Grand Prize and Weekly Prize are non-transferable.
  3. Rights Granted by both the NOMINATOR and NOMINEE: As a Nominator, by nominating a health care worker, and as a Nominee, by agreeing to participate in this contest, you understand and agree that koi Design LLC, anyone acting on behalf of koi Design LLC, and koi Design LLC’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
  4. Terms & Conditions: koi Design LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond koi Design LLC’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, koi Design LLC may select the Winner(s) from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by koi Design LLC. koi Design LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. koi Design LLC has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, koi Design LLC reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  5. Limitation of Liability: By participating in this contest as either a Nominator or Nominee, you agree to release and hold harmless koi Design LLC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  6. Disputes: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest as either a Nominator or Nominee, agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  7. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the koi Design LLC website. To read the Privacy Policy, visit https://www.koihappiness.ca/privacy-policy/.
  8. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: koi Design LLC, 1757 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Requests must be received no later than 12/31/16.
  9. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is koi Design LLC, 1757 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
  10. The Contest hosted by koi Design LLC is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, and you release Facebook from any and all liability arising from or related to this Contest.
  11. The Contest hosted by koi Design LLC is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram, and you release Instagram from any and all liability arising from or related to this Contest.

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