TERMS AND CONDITIONS
EFFECTIVE JULY 2021
ARBITRATION NOTICE: EXCEPT IF YOU OPT-OUT AS DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND VELVET WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, AND YOU FURTHER WAIVER YOUR RIGHT TO INITIATE OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS ACTION ARBITRATION.
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MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES
ATTN: Finance Department
3961 Landmark Street
Culver City, CA 90232
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GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE
TIME LIMITATION ON CLAIMS
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with Velvet must be filed within one (1) year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.
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NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT UNDER THE DIGITAL MILLENIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA)
We do not permit copyright infringing activities on the Site. We may remove any User Content (as defined in the “Content You Post” section above) if properly informed that the User Content infringe another's copyright rights. We may terminate the ability to submit User Content if, under appropriate circumstances, a person submitting User Content to the Site is determined to be a repeat infringer. If you are a copyright owner or an agent for such owner and believe that any User Content on the Site infringes your copyrights, you may notify us by providing the following information in writing to us at Velvet, LLC, ATTN.: Finance Department, 3961 Landmark Street, Culver City, CA 90232:
(1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed;
(2) Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists;
(3) Identification of the User Content or material that is claimed to be infringing and a description of the infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit Velvet to locate the same;
(4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
(5) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the User Content or material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed.
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements above, your notice may not be valid.
Velvet welcomes your comments. If you have questions or comments about our policies, feel free to send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
AUGUST 2021 GIVEAWAY
GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.
GIVEAWAY PERIOD, SPONSOR, AND ADMINISTRATOR: The “Studio Sunday August 2021 Giveaway” (the “Giveaway") begins on August 25th, 2021, at 7:00 am Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on August 31st, 2021, at 11:59 pm PDT (“Giveaway Period”). The sponsor and administrator of this Giveaway is Velvet LLC 3961 Landmark St. Culver City, CA 90232 (“Sponsor”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (“Participant”). Employees of Sponsor, and each of their respective agencies, shareholders, officers, directors, members, successors, agents and assigns, together with the Immediate Family Members and/or Household Members of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway. For purposes of the Giveaway, "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether or not related; "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. Void where restricted or prohibited by law. Participation constitutes Participant’s unconditional agreement to these “Official Rules” and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. A Participant is not a winner of a prize until Participant’s eligibility as a Giveaway winner has been verified, Participant has been notified that verification is complete, Participant has submitted all required information within the stated time period, and Participant has otherwise complied with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.
PRIZE: Studio Sunday item valued up to $128 retail U.S. dollars (or equivalent) to be given to up to 350, eligible randomly drawn winners.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: The Sponsor is responsible for the fulfillment of the Prizes as listed above, and the Sponsor has full discretion with respect to what products are used to fulfill each prize. Winner may not be given the chance by Sponsor to select the size, color, type, if applicable, of the clothing or product to be awarded by Sponsor. Winner cannot ask Sponsor for exchanges, returns, gift card or store credit (or its equivalent), and must accept what Sponsor provide. Sponsor makes no representation that the Winner will receive any specific products, unless otherwise expressly disclosed in these Official Rules, and makes no warranty or guaranty related to any prize. There is no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for the Prize, or any portion of any prize, and the Prize must be accepted as awarded, except that the Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute any portion or all of the Prize with a prize of comparable value or cash. THE PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative purposes only. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period shortly after the conclusion of the Giveaway Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be notified within approximately 72 hours after the end of the Giveaway Period and the winners will have until 11:59pm PDT on September 7th,, 2021, to redeem the Prize (provided that any time periods or dates in these Official Rules may be changed in the Sponsor’s discretion). The failure to respond within the stated time period may result in forfeiture of the Prize and selection of alternate potential winners from the remaining eligible entries. Potential winners will be required to provide shipping details such as name, address, and phone number. If the Prize is awarded but goes unclaimed or is forfeited by recipient, the Prize may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with the Official Rules. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, if applicable, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive. The stated approximate retail value of each prize is based on available information provided by the Sponsor and the value of the prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. If a prize is valued at $600 or more, the winner must provide Sponsor with a valid social security number before the prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes and an IRS Form-1099 may be issued for the actual value of the prize received. Other restrictions may apply.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, each Participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects. Each Participant (including each winner) agrees to release the Sponsor, and its licensees, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, production partners, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers, Web masters and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, designees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Giveaway and/or acceptance or use or misuse of a prize. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) any injuries, losses, liabilities or damages of any kind including personal injury or death caused by the Prize, any prize included in the Prize, or any portion thereof, or resulting from acceptance, possession or use or misuse of a prize including participation in any activity related thereto, or from participation in the Giveaway; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of post or other materials; (iv) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible posts, communications or information, regardless of the method of transmission; (v) any inability of winner to accept or use any prize (or portion thereof) for any reason and such prize or portion thereof shall be forfeited; or (vi) any printing, typographical, human administrative or technological errors in any materials or activities associated with the Giveaway. Released Parties disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Giveaway. The failure of Released Parties to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (accepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Giveaway (or any portion of the Giveaway) at any time for any reason or should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, extenuating circumstance or other problem/cause corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper or fair play of the Giveaway and, in such situation, will select one or more potential winners from eligible non-suspect posts received prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by the Sponsor. Sponsor may prohibit Participant from participating in the Giveaway or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines Participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Participants or Sponsor.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE GIVEAWAY. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE GIVEAWAY, PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE GIVEAWAY, OR ANY AWARD AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; AND 3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY PARTICIPANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND PARTICIPANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
INDEMNITY: Each Participant (including each winner) shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, damages, actions, liability, loss, injury or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in connection with: (a) participation in the Giveaway; (b) a breach or allegation which if true would constitute a breach of any of the representations, warranties or obligations herein; and (c) acceptance, possession, grant, or use or misuse of the Prize, any prize, and any portion thereof, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising therefrom.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION: By participating, Participant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Giveaway or any prize (if awarded to him/her) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal court located in Los Angeles, California, and litigation and/or trials will be decided solely by a judge. PARTICIPANT WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY SUCH ACTION(S); (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs associated with entering this Giveaway, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) to the extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor may immediately seek any interim or preliminary injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, as necessary to protect its rights or property (including intellectual property rights).
PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner’s acceptance of a Prize constitutes the winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and its successors, assigns, transferees, licensees, and sublicensees to use and/or publicize winner’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, entry, pictures, portraits, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), statements made by winner regarding the Giveaway or Sponsors and any other information provided to Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade, syndication and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsors, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, digital or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval, which rights winner acknowledges and agrees Sponsors can transfer, assign, license, and/or sublicense.