This Contest of Skill (“Contest” or “Photo Contest”) is sponsored by Cynosure, Inc. (“Cynosure” or “Sponsor”). By entering this Contest, you affirmatively agree to these official rules. As specified in these rules, this Contest is open only to U.S. Citizens who are Licensed Practitioners. The Contest is NOT open to Vermont health care providers as defined by Vermont’s Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law. The Contest is NOT open to Covered Recipients as defined by the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct. The purpose of this Contest is to reward Licensed Practitioners who are able to provide high quality before and after photographs showing the effects of treatment with a Cynosure Icon device. To enter this Contest, participants must obtain all necessary patient consents; such consents are required even if the photographs do not show the patient’s face and do not reveal the patient’s identity.
The core elements of this Contest are summarized below:
Submit your Icon Before and After photos for a chance to win $500! Icon Photo Contest winners are chosen from submissions that:
- Fulfill requirements to Enter in compliance with the Official Rules;
- Are judged to be a winning entry by a panel of Cynosure judges; and
- Up to 5 winners will be selected once per quarter.
There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
ELIGIBILITY: No purchase is necessary. The Icon Photo Contest is open only to individuals who are:
• Licensed Practitioners practicing in the United States who are permitted to perform Icon treatments based upon the respective state licensure rules that govern their practice. Licensed Practitioners licensed to perform Icon treatments can include Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Aestheticians, for example.
• Legal United States residents;
• Age eighteen (18) or older; and who submit Before and After photographs of patients treated with a Cynosure Icon device.
• Licensed Practitioners who are not Vermont health care providers as defined by Vermont’s Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law; and
• Licensed Practitioners who are not Covered Recipients as defined by the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct.
Cynosure will resolve any eligibility questions in its sole discretion.
SPONSOR: The Photo Contest is sponsored by Cynosure, Inc. 5 Carlisle Road, Westford, MA 01886.
ENTRY PERIOD: Entries may be submitted during the period beginning at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on October 1, 2017 and ending at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 30, 2018. The Photo Contest will run quarterly, and each quarter shall consist of three months in a calendar year. The quarter in which a submission is made will be determined by the date and time of submission, with each quarter ending at 11:59 p.m. EST on the last day of each quarter. Cynosure’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest. All entries must be in English and must provide the participant’s name, address, and telephone number. All entries become the exclusive property of Cynosure and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Cynosure.
TO ENTER: Submit your high resolution digital before and after patient photographs online through our website at www.cynosure.com/photocontest/icon by (1) completely filling in the Entry Form (below), which includes (a) ensuring that you can fulfill and affirm the Entry Criteria and (b) uploading your Before and After photos (below). By submitting an Entry Form, each submitter thereby agrees to the Official Rules of the Photo Contest.
JUDGING AND CRITERIA: A panel of judges drawn in whole or in part from Cynosure’s marketing and creative staff will select the winning Before and After photos. The judges may use a controlling point system evaluation scale using the following criteria:
• Clear reduction of pigmentation, wrinkles and/or vessels (where applicable)
• Noticeable improvement in the skin texture over the area of treatment.
• Noticeable improvement in the skin tone over the area of treatment.
• Clear reduction in hair thickness in area of treatment.
• Clear reduction in hair density in area of treatment.
• Clear reduction of visible red and/or blue vessels in the area of treatment.
• Noticeable improvement in the skin tone over the area of treatment.
• Noticeable improvement in the skin tone over the area of the scar or stretch mark.
• Noticeable improvement in the skin texture over the area of the scar or stretch mark.
The decisions made by the judges shall be made in their sole discretion and shall be binding and final. Cynosure reserves the right in its sole discretion to select and designate panels of judges and to modify the panels and/or the evaluation criteria over time.
By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and you agree that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Up to 5 winners will be selected quarterly as follows:
January 1 - March 31, 2018
April 1 - June 30, 2018
July 1 - September 30, 2018
October 1 - December 31, 2018
Judging will be completed and Photo Contest winners will be contacted within 30 days of the close of each calendar quarter. If, in a particular quarter, none of the entries provides suitable high quality photographs, Cynosure also reserves the right not to select any winning submission. Cynosure reserves the right to terminate the Photo Contest at any time without notice.
PUBLICATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS: Cynosure will only publish photos of winning submissions; provided, however that, entering a winning submission does not guarantee publication of entered photos. To the extent practicable, any published photos will mask the identity of the patient; identifying facial features will be obscured, modified or blocked. Publication of such photographs will identify the Licensed Practitioner who is a Physician or, in the event that the Licensed Practitioner is a non-physician, the published photograph will identify the Licensed Practitioners’ Supervising Physician. OPT-OUT RIGHTS FOR ENTRANTS: Entrants may opt out from this Contest at any time by sending a notice of withdrawal to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. In connection with any such withdrawal, the Official Rules remain in effect.
SELECTION OF CONTEST WINNER: The winner will be selected from all eligible entries. Cynosure will contact the potential winner via email. If the potential winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within five (5) days after the date of the email being sent or does not accept the prize, Cynosure may select an alternative potential winner in his/her place from among the remaining non-winning eligible entries. Upon acceptance of the prize by the winner and completion of any necessary Declaration of Compliance, Cynosure will deliver the prize within four (4) weeks after the winner is selected. Cynosure will announce the name of the winner only after the prize has been awarded.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential winner(s) will be contacted and announced by Cynosure as explained above. In order to claim the prize, the potential winner may be required by Cynosure to complete and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of potential winner responding to Cynosure’s contact and in order to claim the prize. If the potential winner fails to complete the Declaration of Compliance, cannot be contacted, does not respond to Cynosure’s email contact, or does not accept the prize, the potential winner forfeits the prize. Any winner per quarter will be announced via at least one Cynosure social media channel. Where there is no announcement of a winner for a given quarter, there was no winner in that quarter.
PRIZE: The winners will receive a payment of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Cynosure cannot determine how many entries will be received in each quarter.
The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Cynosure reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest without notice for any reason at its sole discretion. If Cynosure determines in its sole discretion to suspend the Contest, Cynosure may resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules.
The Contest is not available to Vermont health care providers as defined by Vermont’s Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law and the Contest is not available to Covered Recipients as defined by the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct.
Cynosure reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, Cynosure reserves the right to seek any and all remedies available from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
By entering the Contest, all entrants grant Cynosure an irrevocable, royalty-free, exclusive license in the medical device field and sub licensable to Cynosure customers to use, modify, reproduce, create derivatives of, distribute, compile, organize, transcribe and transmit, in printed or electronic form or in any form now known or hereafter developed, the uploaded photographs submitted herein together with your Licensed Practitioner Physician name and/or Supervising Physician name and/or Practice Name and expressly waive all of their rights under the U.S. Copyright Act for their use in the medical device field in favor of Cynosure and all Cynosure customers.
Failure by Cynosure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Cynosure is not responsible if the prize cannot be awarded due to Acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, or other conditions beyond Cynosure’s control.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
- Entrants release and hold harmless Cynosure, each of its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, from any claims, actions, injury, loss, or damage of any kind, resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participating in this Contest or from the acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of a prize. Entrants may not recover or seek to recover consequential damages, punitive damages, or special damages of any kind.
- Cynosure assumes no liability for lost or misdirected entries, whether due to technical or computer malfunctions or otherwise, fraud, or other errors.
- This limitation of liability is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect, or consequential damages; loss of data, income or profit; loss of damage to property; and claims of third parties.
- Entrants agree that Cynosure has not made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, statutory, express or implied (including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose), in fact or in law, relative to the Contest.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT:These Official Rules constitute the entire agreement and understanding between Cynosure and you and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, written and oral, relating to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of the Official Rules is declared or found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable or void, then such provision will be null and void, but each other provision hereof not so affected will be enforced to the full extent permitted by applicable law.
TAXES: Up to 5 winners are eligible to receive a $500 prize. All winners are responsible for paying any income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. If the prize value awarded in a calendar year equals or exceeds $600, a winner will need to complete, sign and return an IRS W-9 form prior the award of the prize. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Cynosure, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.
DISPUTES: This Agreement is entered into and shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and shall be finally resolved by arbitration in accordance with the International Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator jointly selected by parties; if the parties cannot agree on the identity of the sole arbitrator within thirty (30) days following commencement of the arbitration, then such sole arbitrator shall be selected by the President of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) who shall choose an individual who has expertise. The arbitration shall be conducted in English. The arbitration, including the rendering of the award, shall be held in Boston, Massachusetts, and shall be the exclusive forum for resolving such dispute, controversy or claim. The sole arbitrator shall determine 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 Cynosure in connection with the Contest, and all matters in dispute in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, excluding its conflict of laws rules. The decision of the sole arbitrator shall be binding upon the parties hereto, and the expense of the arbitration (including without limitation the award of attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party) shall be paid as the sole arbitrator shall determine. The decision of the sole arbitrator shall be final, and judgment thereon may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.