Twitter Party Sweepstakes Official Rules

Tom’s of Maine

Twitter Party Sweepstakes

January – December 2017


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C., who are Twitter followers of @tomsofmaine, and who have the age of majority in his/her state of residence at the time of entry. All online entries have an equal chance of winning. Employees and their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members of Tom’s of Maine (“Sponsor”), their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies and any other persons or entities associated with this Sweepstakes (“Release Parties”) are ineligible to enter or win. By participating, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

PROMOTION PEROIDS: THE TOM’S OF MAINE TWITTER: Giveaway begins at 12:00:01AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 1/1/17 & ends at 11:59:59AM ET on 12/31/17 & consists of various promotional periods (“Promotion Period”) which are dictated by Tom’s of Maine. Each “Promotion Period” can last between one week and one month based on the time dictated by Tom’s of Maine in the initial tweets announcing the giveaways.

HOW TO ENTER ON TWITTER: Using your Twitter account, go to Tom’s of Maine Twitter page to become a follower of Tom’s of Maine!/TomsofMaine and learn how to participate in Tom’s of Maine’s Twitter Parties’ Sweepstakes that will be held between January 1 – December 31, 2017. Exact times and details for each party are announced on the @tomsofmaine Twitter channel and are subject to change based on discretion of Sponsor. All Sweepstakes participants must be Twitter followers of @tomsofmaine in order to send or receive direct messages from @tomsofmaine on Twitter to enable winner notification. By entering, you consent to allow the Sponsor to announce if you are a potential winner on Twitter, and if applicable, to direct message or call to notify you if you are a potential winner.

The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 AM EST on January 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2017 (“Entry Period”). During the Entry Period, participants can obtain one (1) Sweepstakes entry per Twitter party by participating in the Twitter chat hosted by Tom’s of Maine featuring guest hosts, which will be announced by Sponsor on the @tomsofmaine Twitter channel. Participation in the Twitter chat is defined as a tweet, during the specific party’s outline time peroid, with the inclusion of the dedicated hashtag and mention of @tomsofmaine in a given tweet. Limit one (1) entry per person per Twitter handle. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or email address that submits more than maximum allowed entries. Any Entrant found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to enter the Sweepstakes may be disqualified.

The Sponsor and Release Parties are not responsible for damaged, lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete Sweepstakes entries. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Twitter Website; (b) violating the Official Rules or (c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, you consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the sole purpose of administering this Sweepstakes. Participant specifically acknowledges and agrees that Tom’s of Maine may utilize information obtained from participant in order to contact participant.

INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, and award the Prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that the Sponsor deems to be fair and equitable. Released Parties are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes: CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address or Twitter accounts submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g.; business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: There will be ten (10) potential prize winners selected for each Twitter party. Each prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The potential winners will also be contacted by direct message from @tomsofmaine. The potential winners will be asked to send a direct message back to @tomsofmaine to provide their mailing address, phone number, and email in order to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not direct message @tomsofmaine within three (3) days after @tomsofmaine first attempt to contact him/her via direct message, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining eligible entries.

WINNER NOTIFICATION & PRIZES: Prize Winners (10 per Twitter party) will receive either a Tom’s of Maine natural oral care prize pack (can include, but subject to change based on discretion of host, Whole Care, Simply White, Sensitive, Wicked Cool! Silly Strawberry, Botancially Bright and Wicked Fresh! toothpastes as well as Flat Floss, Naturally Clean toothbrush and Wicked Fresh! Mouthwash. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prize packs is $30.00. Limit one (1) prize per person or email address/Twitter account. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected for the prize at issue. All taxes, if applicable, are solely the responsibility of the winner.

GENERAL: By accepting one of the Twitter Party prize packs where permitted by law, Winner grants to the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries and related companies, and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide in Tom’s of Maine social channels, including Facebook and Twitter, without limitation at any time the Winner’s full name and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES, TWITTER, THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, dealers, distributors, suppliers, Prize provider and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). Winner acknowledges that Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.

USE OF DATA: All information submitted by Entrants will be treated according to Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at By participating in the Sweepstakes and providing your e-mail address, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Maine. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maine, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether the State of Maine or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maine.

ADMINISTRATION:  All decisions of the Sponsor, Sweepstakes administrator and the judges regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical or printing or other errors, administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the Prizes or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or other materials relating to the Sweepstakes.

WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and address of the Prize Winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by January 31, 2018, to Tom’s of Maine “Twitter Party” Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 200 Fifth Avenue, FL 7, New York, NY 10020 to the attention of Christianna Giordano.

SPONSOR: Tom’s of Maine, 302 Lafayette Center, Kennebunk, ME 04043