Official Rules for the philosophy spring into style 2014 sweepstakes







Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the “philosophy spring into style2014 sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (as defined below), which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.




Odds: The odds of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received.




Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of April 28, 2014.  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by philosophy, Inc. 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118 (“Sponsor”).  All directors, officers and employees of Sponsor, and each of its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, licensees, agents, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and each of their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses), and those living in the same household as each, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (including Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions), and where otherwise prohibited.




How to Enter:  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 28, 2014, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on May 5, 2014 (the “Entry Period”).  The Sponsor’s computer system shall be the official timekeeper.  To enter the Sweepstakes, log onto uring the Entry Period and submit your email address, first name, last name, street address, city, state, zip code and telephone number (optional) to the Sponsor via the entry form.  Only entries submitted online during the Entry Period will be accepted.  Incomplete entries are void.  Limit one (1) entry per person, per household and per e-mail address for the entire Entry Period.  In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Service Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Sponsor is not responsible for any entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere, which entries are void.  Use of any automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  All entries will be subject to verification and shall be null and void if they are found to have been obtained outside legitimate channels of distribution, or are illegal, forged, defaced, mutilated or tampered with in any way or not obtained in accordance with these Official Rules.  All entries and other materials become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned to any entrant.




Random Drawing. One (1) winner will be selected by random drawing to be held on or before May 15, 2014 from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  The potential winner will be notified by e-mail and will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) days of date of issuance.  If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or a potential winner is not in compliance with these rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion an alternate winner may be selected from all remaining eligible entries. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.



Prizes: One (1) grand prize with a total retail value of $1,007 will be awarded. Prize includes purity made simple one-step facial cleanser 8 oz., miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturizer 2 oz., miracle worker overnight age-resetting, anti-wrinkle moisturizer 2 oz., miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid eye repair 0.5 oz., time in a bottle daily age-defying serum 1.3 oz., time in a bottle eye age-defying serum for eyes 0.5 oz., amazing grace spray fragrance 2 oz., amazing grace body butter 5 oz., raspberry sorbet shower gel 16 oz., raspberry sorbet lip shine 0.4 oz., shear splendor extra rich daily shampoo 16 oz., and shear splendor extra silky daily conditioner 16 oz. and a $500 Ann Taylor gift card.  Use of gift card is subject to terms/conditions as indicated thereon. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  The winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes.  All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including, but not limited to other expenses incurred by accepting the prize are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner.  Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. There will be no substitutions for any prize except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion.  Other restrictions may apply.




Conditions/Use Rights: By accepting any prize, each entrant consents to the use of their names, voices, and likenesses, and all accompanying personally identifiable information entrant submits, via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised worldwide, in perpetuity, without notice, attribution or compensation (other than the specific prizes described herein) to entrant, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity, except where prohibited by law.




Privacy: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant authorizes Sponsor to collect, use, process, transfer and store all data provided by entrant, including without limitation, personal data, to the United States, or any location(s) throughout the world that Sponsor deems necessary, whether within entrant's country of residence or elsewhere, and with such party(ies) as Sponsor deems appropriate, for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes.  All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy statement, available at and clicking on the “privacy policy” link.  Personal information will be used only to: (a) provide information about the Sweepstakes; (b) contact and publicize potential winners; and/or (c) if an entrant selects to receive additional information from Sponsor on the entry form, to send additional information to that entrant during or after the Entry Period.  Entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from the Sponsor and Ann Taylor Inc.; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such e-mails. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the online entry form to be eligible. Entrants have the right to withdraw and correct their personal data, but entrants are not allowed to re-submit their entries.  Directions on procedures for submitting corrections to personal data are provided in the privacy statements of Sponsor and Ann Taylor Inc.




Release and Limitations on Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless all directors, officers and employees of Sponsor and Ann Taylor Inc., and each of its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, licensees, agents, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received entries; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt, use, or misuse of any prize; or travel to any Sweepstakes-related events; and (g) any claims based on publicity rights, copyright/trademark infringement, intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.  Entrant further agrees to release the Released Parties and their designees and assigns from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, claims, costs, personal injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Sponsor is not responsible if any prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.




Miscellaneous: The decisions of Sponsor are final with respect to all aspects of this Sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, without regard to choice of law principles  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problems, or any condition caused by events beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize from among the non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion.  Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event an insufficient number of entries are received, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes and shall be under no obligation to award the prizes.




Disputes: Arbitration/Choice Of Law. To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants (if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective, and (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant (if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and/or Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in the City of New York, County of New York.




Winners List. For a list of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: philosophy spring into style 2014 sweepstakes, philosophy Inc. 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118 before July 31, 2014.




Sponsor. The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is philosophy, Inc. 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118.  Entrants shall not use the trademarks of Sponsor or falsely associate themselves with Sponsor during or after the Entry Period.