Contests & Giveaways
Official Rules for All Contests and Giveaways
On occasion, Vertara runs contests, based on a combination of skill and chance, for contest participants to win Vertara or other Vertara selected products. These contests are called “Vertara Giveaways” or a similar brand giveaway (together “Giveaways”).
We advertise our Giveaways through various methods, depending upon the type of Giveaway and the channels used. Anyone can find out about our giveaways on Vertara.com, or through Vertara's social media channels, including, but not limited to include YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and others.
Terms for Giveaways
Your participation in any Giveaway is subject to and governed by the official rules set forth here, along with any guidelines governing the digital and/or social media additional terms (“Additional Terms”) outlined in the specific Giveaway listed on Vertara.com (the “Specific Giveaway”). If there is a conflict between these official rules and the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway, the Additional Terms will govern.
Social Media Disclosure
No purchase is necessary to enter or win a giveaway/ sweepstakes offered by Vertara. In some cases, purchase may be necessary for entering contests. You can find information regarding whether purchase is necessary for a contest by checking the Additional Terms for the Specific Giveaway.
Unless otherwise noted in the Additional Terms for the Specific Giveaway, Vertara Giveaways are open to legal residents of the 50 United States. Supervisors and members of the immediate families of their supervisors are not eligible to participate or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited.
Unless otherwise outlined in the Specific Giveaway, the Sponsor of the Giveaway is Venus Works LLC (d/b/a/ Vertara) (“Sponsor” or “Vertara”).
Contest or Sweepstakes Period
The Sweepstakes begins and ends on the time and date outlined in the Specific Giveaway, according to Sponsor’s internal time clock. All times are listed in California time, whether Pacific Daylight or Pacific Standard Time.
Only one entry per natural person per Giveaway is permitted. Unless otherwise noted in the Specific Giveaway, you may only enter one time. Multiple entries for sweepstakes will not increase your chances of winning (you will still only receive one entry). If you enter more than once in a contest, only your last eligible entry will be counted.
You may enter as many current Giveaways as you are otherwise qualified to enter. In any given year, if your winnings exceed $500, your winnings may be considered by the IRS a taxable event, and Vertara may be required to issue you a tax form 1099.
How to Enter
Follow the instructions contained in the Specific Giveaway to enter. In some cases, you may be asked to enter through a social media channel. In that case, you must have an account on that social media channel. All social media channels Vertara uses to launch Giveaways are free to join and Vertara makes commercially reasonable efforts to make sure Giveaways follow the guidelines set forth by the social media channel for promotions of that nature. In all cases where you are required to place hashtags on the entry, all hashtags must be included or your entry will not be eligible for the specific giveaway.
In the event the Specific Giveaway is a sweepstakes that requires you to upload a photograph of yourself or show an image of yourself, you may upload any image that includes the requisite hashtags (so that we can find it), and you will be entered in the Specific Giveaway.
If the Specific Giveaway is a contest, you will be provided the judging criteria on which your entry will be judged.
The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. Vertara is not obligated to disclose to disclose the number of entries of received.
Sweepstakes Winner Selection
On or within 48 hours of the sweepstakes close, and unless otherwise outlined in the Specific Giveaway, one (1) Entrant will be selected at random by Sponsor or its representative from among all eligible entries received (the “Selected Entrant”).
Contest Winner Selection
At the close of the contest, all eligible contest entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges using the judging criteria outlined in the Specific Giveaway, and the winner with the highest score will be deemed the winner (also “Selected Entrant”). In the event there is more than one winner to be determined, the Specific Giveaway will identify the number of winners and the specific prizes. In the event of a tie, those entries will be rescored.
Giveaway Winner Notification and Announcement
Unless otherwise noted, Selected Entrants will be announced publicly using the social media channel on which the Giveaway was launched and contacted by way of direct message to be given instructions on how to claim their prizes. Only one attempt to contact the Selected Entrant will be made. Selected Entrant will be required to respond (as directed in the direct message) within seven (7) calendar days of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case Sponsor may, but is not obligated to select an alternate Selected Entrant.
The prize, the number of prizes, and the individual and total retail values of those prizes are listed in the Additional Terms of the Specific Giveaway.
By participating in the Giveaway, any Entrant irrevocably grants the Sponsor and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such Entrant’s entry or submission, name, social media handle, likeness, biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, commercial, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with the Sweepstakes or other promotions, and hereby release the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto, unless prohibited by law.
In cases where the retail value of a prize in a Specific Giveaway exceeds US$600.00, the Selected Entrant may also be required to complete additional paperwork, and may be required to provide Sponsor with her or his social security number and may be issued a tax form. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, each entry will be declared made by the name and relevant information submitted at time of entry. Sponsor will not make multiple attempts to contact Selected Entrant.
No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason.
Prizes are shipped only to the winner via ground shipping to the United States at the address provided by the winner.
Conditions of Participating
By participating, Entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these terms, the Additional Terms, and the decisions of Sponsor, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Giveaway itself or to the Terms. Any portion of the Giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in Sponsor’s opinion any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond Sponsor’s control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of any Giveaway or Sponsor’s website, to be acting in violation of these terms, or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt the legitimate operation of the Giveaway, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Entrants may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate any Giveaway and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the winner(s) either by applying the judging criteria, or, if a sweepstakes, in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken.
Limitation of Liability
If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the same Giveaway during the Giveaway period listed in the Specific Giveaway. Selected Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize, (ii) participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with the prize, (iii) use of any facility, service and/or accommodation related to the prize, or (iv) participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in any Vertara Giveaways. The Releasees shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Giveaways; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with these Giveaways. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Releasees are not responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, systems failure or incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors, or interruptions in your internet service, and for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged or stolen notifications. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with a Specific Giveaway as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required.
Disputes and Jurisdiction
Disputes regarding these terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California. Decisions of Sponsor are binding and final. No claimant in any dispute involving Sponsor shall be entitled to claim or obtain indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
“Subscribe to our Newsletter and get a chance to Win” Giveaway (2020 & 2021)
Only subscribers through the online form as published on the Vertara website from Aug 28, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020 will be eligible to participate in the giveaway for 2020. Subscribers through the online form published on the Vertara website from Jan 1 2021 to Dec 31 2021 will be eligible for a second giveaway for Year 2021.
How to Enter
Participant must Provide one and only one valid email which is associated with one natural person for the contest period at the time of sign-up on the online form.
Giveaway Winner Selection
At the close of the contest, Vertara will randomly draw one subscriber serial number ID from all subscriber serial number IDs. Serial number ID is generated on the Vertara content management system admin panel. Selection of serial number ID will be through fair and random selection process either via electronic draw/ selection or an equivalent methodology. The number of customer IDs selected will be at the discretion of Vertara. However at least one ID will be selected for the duration each giveaway period for 2020 or 2021.
Giveaway Winner Notification and Announcement
Selected winner(s) will be announced via email correspondence at the email id provided by the subscriber on the online form in Q1 2021 for 2020 and Q1 2022 for 2021. Winner(s) will be required to furnish details like full name, contact address for receipt of giveaway gift, and valid identification. Gift provided by Vertara could be a digital coupon or a product or products selected by Vertara worth at least $200. Vertara will not inform participating subscribers on contest results unless they are selected.
On receipt of product, winner will be required to provide a photograph of the winner/ intended user of Vertara gift along with the product for use in Vertara owned digital and social media.
“International Women's Day and Women's History Month” Surprise Gift (2021)
Only customers who make a purchase on the Vertara website from March 1 2021 to March 31 2021 will be eligible to participate in the giveaway for 2021.
How to Enter
Participant must provide one and only one valid email which is associated with one natural person for the contest period at the time of purchase. Participant must shop a Vertara product of any value and then post a picture of themselves with the Vertara product on a social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and tag #Vertara #True_star for these accounts
Customer and Product Selection for Surprise Gift
At the close of the offer period, Vertara will send a surprise gift within 10 days of value $75 or more on the Vertara website to the shipping address provided with the order
Surprise gift Winner Notification and Announcement
All gift winners will be informed via email correspondence at the email id provided at the time of order. Winner(s) will be required to furnish details like full name, contact address for receipt of surprise gift, and valid identification. Gift provided by Vertara could be a digital coupon or a product or products selected by Vertara worth at least $75.
“International Women's Day and Women's History Month Partnership with Neythri” Giveaway (2021)
Only adult residents of the United States who post/share a picture of themselves with their right hand raised in support of the #ChoosetoChallenge campaign on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Tiktok with the hashtag #vertara #neythri and #ChoosetoChallenge from March 1 2021 to March 31 2021 will be eligible to participate in the giveaway for 2021.
How to Enter
Participant must post a picture of themselves with their right hand raised on a social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok and hashtag #vertara #neythri and #ChoosetoChallenge. All participants must tag two or more people
Participant and Product Selection for Giveaway Gift
At the close of the giveaway period, Vertara and Neythri will select one participant to receive the product Asteria Pret (Asteria Bag, Asteria Phone Pocket, Asteria Metallique, Asteria Guitar Sling). Selection will be made at the discretion of Vertara and Neythri Management.
Surprise gift Winner Notification and Announcement
Winner will be informed and announced over social media and/or email id as available with Neythri and Vertara. Winner will be required to furnish details like full name, contact address for receipt of giveaway gift, and valid identification. Gift provided by Vertara will be shipped by Vertara's choice of shipment provider within 10 days of confirmation. Winner must confirm receipt and acceptance within 5 days of giveaway gift receipt.